Hui Li

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Assistant Professor

(310) 243-3548



Dr. Hui (Cynthia) Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the California State University, Dominguez Hills. Previously, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University and National University of Singapore. Dr. Li received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. She also holds a M.A. in Public Administration from Fudan University as well as a B.A. in Public Administration from Soochow University, China. Her primary research and teaching area is public budgeting and finance. Her research interests lie in fiscal decentralization and intergovernmental fiscal relations, local government finance and governance, and corruption and development in emerging economies. Her articles appear in Journal of Urban AffairsLand Use PolicyPublic Finance and ManagementJournal of Contemporary ChinaChina: An International JournalJournal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development, among other outlets. Dr. Li is currently serving as a council member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) International Chapter and a board member of the Section on Chinese Public Administration (SCPA) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). She is also an associate editor of Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development.

Dr. Li has provided extensive executive education and consulting services for various international organizations including OECD, UNDP, ADB, UNESCAP, among others, and government agencies and companies in China, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, India, South Korea and United States. She has served as a resource person for local and international media including Singapore Channel 8, Lianhe Zaobao, 88.3 Jia FM, China Daily, among others.


Courses Taught at CSUDH  

PUB 300, Foundations of Public Administration

PUB 302, Public Financial Administration

CJA 339, Research Methods and Communication in Criminal Justice Administration