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 at Florida State University.
Hu’s research interests examine issues related to postsecondary readiness, outcomes, and success. He has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters and is the author of five books. Hu has secured, in total, about $8 million in funding support from the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other sources. He is the principal investigator for a project evaluating Florida’s developmental education reform.
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. Hu has also served as a panel member for the National Science Foundation and as a standing member of the Institute of Education Sciences’ systems and broad reform panel and national research and development center panel.
Hu received a BS degree in geography from Peking University. He earned his MS in economics and his PhD in higher education from Indiana University Bloomington.