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    Dr. Shouping Hu


    1210H Stone Building

    (850) 644-6721

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  • Dr. Shouping Hu is the Louis W. and Elizabeth N. Bender Endowed Professor of Higher Education and the founding director of the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) at Florida State University.

    Dr. Hu’s research interests examine issues related to postsecondary readiness, outcomes, and success. Dr. Hu has published more than 60 journal articles and book chapters and is the author of five books. He has secured, in total, about seven million dollars in funding support from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the Bill & Melinda 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, Research on College Students, and Student Success in College (online). He also taught courses such as Public Policy in Higher Education, Prospectus Development, State Education Policy, and American College Students, among others.

    Dr. Hu has served as an editorial/advisory board member of Journal of Higher Education, Educational Researcher, Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and ASHE Higher Education Report Series. He has served as a standing member for the Systems and Broad Reform panel and the National Research and Development (R&D) Center panel for IES, as well as panel member for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    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.