Ruowen Shen, Ph.D.

Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs

Associate Professor

Full Vitae

Ruowen Shen received her doctoral degree from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. Her research interests include policy influence in local and regional governance, urban sustainability, and the effects of expanded bike paths on community health. For her dissertation, Governance of Local Sustainability: Network, Environment and Policy,” she used Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct a spatial analysis of residential adoption of solar PV.

Primary Teaching Areas

Public Administration in American Society; Nonprofit Management; Public Organization


  • Teaching Assistant, Askew School of Public Administration, 2018

  • Instructor, Askew School of Public Administration, 2017-2018

  • Guest Instructor, Askew School of Public Administration, 2015


  • Ph.D, Public Administration, Askew School of Public Administration, 2019

    • Dissertation: “Governance of Local Sustainability:  Network, Environment and Policy

  • M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Miami, 2013

  • B.A., International Politics, Beijing International Studies University, 2010


David, Berlan., Shen, R., Klay, W. (2018). “The History and Evolution of the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration”, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. Manuscript accepted.

Hongtao, Yi., Suo, L., Shen, R., Zhang, J., Ramaswami, A., and Feiock, R. (2018). “Regional Governance and Institutional Collective Action for Environmental Sustainability in China”, Public Administration Review, 78(4): 556-566.

Ruowen, Shen., Yi, H., and Feiock, R. (2017). “China’s local government innovations in interlocal collaboration,” Public Service Innovation in China, Palgrave, Singapore.