Xiaoheng Wang, Ph.D.

Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs

Associate Professor

Full Vitae

Xiaoheng Wang received her doctoral degree from the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include public budgeting and finance, financial management of state and local governments, and survey methods. For her dissertation, Wang gathered data from 100 large American cities to examine the municipal financial condition in the wake of the great recession. Wang has been involved in survey research projects, such as a national survey of local government technology use and a network evaluation study of a public school district.

Primary Teaching Areas

Public Budgeting and Financial Management; Research Methods; Public Policy Process


  • Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014 - 2019

  • Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019

  • Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016


  • Ph.D, Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019. Dissertation:  The Financial Condition of America’s Large Cities:  The Role of Fiscal Institutions, Decentralization, and Intergovernmental Aid

  • MPA, Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

  • BA, Management, Nanjing Tech University, 2010

  • BA, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nanjing Tech University, 2010


Holbrook, Allyson L., Sterrett, David., Crosby, Andrew W., Stavrakantonaki, Marina., Wang, Xiaoheng., Zhao, Tianshu., & Johnson, Timothy P. (2019). “Survey Experiments and Changes in Question Wording in Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys”. In the Edited Book: Experimental Methods in Survey Research: Techniques that Combine Random Sampling with Random Assignment (Wiley Series in Survey Methodology). Wiley Publisher.