Dr. Fawn T. Ngo is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She received her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California at Irvine, her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Long Beach, and her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. She worked as a Research Associate in the Research and Planning Unit at the Westminster Police Department in Orange County, California. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.
She is the recipient of 2014 Student Government Association Outstanding Professor Award, 2015 Faculty Senate Excellence in Research Award, 2017 University of South Florida Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Faculty Research Award, and 2018 Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Ngo’s research areas include criminological theory, interpersonal violence, cyber crime, and predictive analytic applications in criminology and criminal justice. 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 and coping behaviors, the effectiveness of formal and informal responses to stalking, and stalking in same-sex and opposite-sex contexts. She has 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.