Dr. Shouping Hu is Professor of Higher Education, the Louis W. and Elizabeth N. Bender Endowed Professor, and the founding director of the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) at Florida State University.
Dr. Hu’s research interests examine issues related to college access and success, student engagement and learning, and higher education policy. Dr. Hu has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters and is the author of five books. He has received funding support from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the Gates Foundation, the Regional Educational Laboratory-Southeast (REL-SE), NPEC/AIR, and other sources.
Dr. Hu teaches graduate-level courses in Higher Education Finance, International Perspectives in Higher Education, Student Success in College (on-line), and Research on College Students. He also taught courses such as Public Policy in Higher Education, Prospectus Development, State Education Policy, American College Students, among others.
Dr. Hu served on the editorial/advisory board of Journal of Higher Education, Educational Researcher, Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and ASHE Higher Education Report Series. He also served as a standing member for the Systems and Broad Reform panel and a member for the National Research and Development (R&D) Center panel for IES.
He received a B.S. degree in Geography in 1992 from Peking University. He earned his M.S. in Economics (1998) and his Ph.D. in Higher Education (2000) from Indiana University Bloomington.