Dr. Fawn Ngo

USF Sarasota-Manatee students to debate Hardee inmates

Title: Faculty Senate President

Area of Interest: Criminology

Phone: 941-359-4727

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: fawnngo@sar.usf.edu

Office: SMC C250

Fawn T. Ngo is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM). Dr. Ngo received her B.A. in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine, her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the California State University, Long Beach, and her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Prior to her arrival at USFSM, Dr. Ngo was the Associate Academic Director for the Master Criminal Justice Distance Learning Program at the University of Cincinnati and Research Associate at the Westminster Police Department in Orange County, CA.

Dr. Ngo’s research areas include criminological theory, interpersonal violence, cyber crime, predictive analytic applications in criminology and criminal justice, and evaluative research. Her latest research focuses on the comparative performance of conventional statistical methods and machine learning and data mining techniques in predicting inmate misconduct. Her other publications examine gender differences in stalking acknowledgment, victim emotional and behavioral copings to the crime of stalking, and the effectiveness of formal and informal responses to the crime of stalking. She has also published several papers examining the efficacy of self-control theory, routine activity theory, differential social control theory, general strain theory, and gender/general strain theory in accounting for crime, delinquency, and victimization.

Dr. Ngo received the Outstanding Professor Award from USFSM in 2014, the Excellence in Research Award from USFSM in 2015, and the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Faculty Research Award in 2017. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.


Ngo, Fawn T. (In Press). “Stalking.” In The Wiley Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, edited by Wesley G. Jennings. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ngo, Fawn T., Anurag Agarwal, and Ramakrishna Govindu (forthcoming). “Assessing the Predictive Utility of Logistic Regression, Classification and Regression Tree, Chi-Squared Automatic Interaction Detection, and Neural Network Models in Predicting Inmate Misconduct.” American Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1007/s12103-014-9246-6.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2014). “Contemporaneous and Lagged Effects of Life Domains and Crime: A Test of Agnew’s General Theory of Crime and Delinquency.” Journal of Criminology. Article ID 320486, http://dx:doi.org.10.1155/2014/320486.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013). “Toward an Understanding of the Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Stalking: A Partial Test of General Strain Theory.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128713510077.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013). “Stalking Strains, Gender, and Legitimate Coping Strategies: A Partial Test of Broidy and Agnew’s Gender/GST Hypotheses.” Victims & Offenders: The International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice, 8, 94-117.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013). “Stalking Strains, Concurrent Negative Emotions, and Legitimate Coping Strategies: A Preliminary Test of Gendered Strain Theory.” American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 369-391.

Ngo, Fawn T. (2012). “Toward a Comprehensive Model on Stalking Acknowledgment: A Test of Four Models.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128711428731.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2011). “Cybercrime Victimization: An Examination of Individual- and Situational-Level Factors.” International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 5, 773-793.

Ngo, Fawn T., Raymond Paternoster, James Curran, and Doris Layton Mackenzie (2011). "Role Taking and Recidivism: A Test of Differential Social Control Theory." Justice Quarterly, 28, 667-697.

Ngo, Fawn T., Raymond Paternoster, Francis T. Cullen, and Doris Layton Mackenzie (2011). “Life Domains and Crime: A Test of Agnew’s General Theory of Crime and Delinquency.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 39, 302-311.

Ngo, Fawn T. (2010). “Karen Heimer and Ross L. Matsueda: A Theory of Differential Social Control.” In Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, edited by Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage