Hong Liu is currently a Visiting Scholar at Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), UC Berkeley. She is also working as an associate professor of Business School at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in China.
Liu received her B.A. in law from Fudan University, her M.A. in public management from Fudan University, and Ph.D. in public policy from Fudan University. Her research area mainly focuses on higher education policy, higher education management and university governance. Up to now, she has been awarded seven research funds by the Ministry of Education of China and Shanghai Education Committee and has published several papers in these areas, most of which were published in prestigious and peer-reviewed journals in China.
During her stay at CSHE, Liu plans to carry out comparative research on learning experience of college students in China and the USA. By using data of SERU-I, she will do comparisons of student learning experience of the two countries in different aspects. Such as time allocation, engagement in class discussion, interaction with faculty members in and out of classroom, group study, research participation, civic engagement, requirement for coursework, satisfaction with academic experience, core competencies when started and now and aspirations for advanced degrees.