PhD: Florida State University (2007)
MA: Political Science, University of Kansas (2003)
MA: Business Management, Nanjing University (1997)
BA: Economics, Nanjing University (1988)
Zhang's research interests include politics-administration relationships, government performance analysis, government transparency, citizen participation, and human resources management in local government. She has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals, including Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), Public Administration Review (PAR), the American Review of Public Administration (ARPA), and Public Performance & Management Review (PPMR). Her current research focuses on the public administrator's role in the policy-making process. She is also working on an anti-corruption research project through data collection and empirical investigation. Zhang primarily teaches Quantitative Methods to doctoral students and Analytical Methods to MPA students at Rutgers SPAA.