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Dr. Junfeng Wang is an associate professor in School of Public Management and Policy. She is the Academic Program Lead for the MPA program. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008. Her research interests include environmental policies, nonprofit leadership, and MPA education. Dr. Wang is a contributing author to the book Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level (New York: Routledge, 2016). Her research has been published in China Land Science, State and Local Government Review, E-Mentor, Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, and The Journal of Extension.

Courses taught

PAD503 Analytical Tools

PAD506 Public Policy for Managers

PAD554 Community Planning Tools

PAD654 Research Design

PAD303 Public Policy for Managers

Recent publications

Leman, A. and Wang, J. (2021). Leadership Life Skills Development in 4-H Teen Leadership Programs. The Journal of Extension, 59(3).

Styles, M. and Wang, J (2020). Adoption of Plastic Bag Ordinances in Illinois: Lessons for Municipalities Considering Legislation. Illinois Municipal Policy Journal, 5(1):91-112.