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Xuhong Su

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of South Carolina

Phone Number 803-777-2691
Office: 325 Gambrell
Fields of Inquiry: Public Administration and Public Policy
Curriculum vitae: Download PDF


Xuhong Su holds a PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Georgia. Prior to her PhD training, she attended Georgia Institute of Technology and Wuhan University (China). Dr. Su teaches Human Resource Management in the Public Sector, Perspectives to Public Administration and Public budgeting for MPA students as well as Introduction to Public Administration for undergraduates. Her research interests focus on public administration and science & technology policy, with publications appearing in Public Administration Review, Research Policy, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Technology Transfer, among others.


Public management & Public administration, Science & Technology Policy

Selected Publications 

Barry Bozeman and Xuhong Su (2015), Public service motivation concepts and theory: a critique. Public Administration Review

Xuhong Su (2014), Affiliation with university research centers: selection dynamics. Research Policy

 Xuhong Su (2014). Career Advancement in Academia: what are the roles of postdoctoral training? Journal of Higher Education, 85(1), 65-90   

Xuhong Su (2013). Examining the impacts of postdoc training on scientists’ academic employment. Journal of Higher Education, 84(2), 239-265

Xuhong Su and Barry Bozeman (2009). Do expectations meet aspirations? The relation of public managers' job choice motives to job satisfaction. International Review of Public Administration, 14(1): 1-9