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Jiahuan Lu, PhD

Jiahuan Lu
Associate Professor, Rutgers SPAA
Co-Director, MPA Program, Rutgers SPAA
CPS 314

Dr. Jiahuan Lu is an associate professor of public administration and co-director of the MPA program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark. His research interests lie in the area of public and nonprofit management, with a focus on government contracting, nonprofit-government relations, and nonprofit financial management. His research appears in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and The American Review of Public Administration, among other academic journals. He is currently an associate editor of Nonprofit Management & Leadership and an associate editor of Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing. He also serves on the editorial board of a number of journals in public administration and nonprofit management. He received his PhD in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014.


  • PhD: University of Maryland, College Park (2014)
  • MA: Peking University, Public Administration (2009)
  • BA: Nanjing Audit University, Economics (2007)