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 70 journal articles and book chapters and is the author of five books. He has secured, in total, about eight million dollars in funding support from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Regional Educational Laboratory-Southeast (REL-SE), NPEC/AIR, and other sources.
Dr. Hu teaches and has taught graduate-level courses in Higher Education Finance, International Perspectives in Higher Education, Research on College Students, Student Success in College, 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, Review of Educational Research, and Journal of College Student Development. He is currently serving as the associate editor for the policy section of Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. In addition, 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 a 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.