Shuyang Peng, PhD

Associate Professor

Interim Program Director, Master of Public Administration

Dr. Shuyang Peng

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Shuyang Peng is an associate professor and Interim Program Director for the Master of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at The University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Peng’s interests are in the areas of public and nonprofit management, with an emphasis on employee attitudes and behaviors, organizational resources and performance, social enterprise, and public-nonprofit collaboration. More specifically, her research looks at how public and nonprofit organizations can effectively lead employees, manage internal resources, and collaborate externally to provide quality services. She has published articles in top tier public administration and nonprofit management journals. Prior to joining CU Denver, she was an assistant professor at the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico. She is a fellow at the Center for Organizational Research and Design at Arizona State University.

Areas of Expertise

Public and nonprofit management, employee motivation, leadership, public-nonprofit collaboration, and social enterprise.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey

Master of Public Administration
Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey

L.L.B., Business Law
East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China     

Curriculum Vitae


School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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