Monday, May 20, 2024
Headshot of Haifeng Qian and Phuong Nguyen

Congratulations to Haifeng Qian and Phuong Nguyen on their well-deserved promotions to full professor, effective July 1st. 

Dr. Qian joined the School of Planning and Public Affairs (SPPA) as assistant professor in 2014 and was promoted to associate professor in 2018. He has been School Director since 2023. Dr. Qian has published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship; innovation; urban economic development; and science and technology policy. He is an editor of Regional Studies, an editor of Small Business Economics, and an associate editor of Economic Development Quarterly. He was the Chair of the North American Regional Science Council. He additionally has been a consultant for the World Bank, OECD, and other non-profit organizations. Dr. Qian has received several highly competitive research awards. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University and Master of Management Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Dr. Nguyen joined SPPA as assistant professor at the beginning of 2011. He moved up to the rank of Associate Professor in 2017. Dr. Nguyen is a prolific researcher; he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed academic articles and book chapters. Dr. Nguyen has also assumed several essential administrative roles with SPPA, including Associate Director, Director of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the Admissions Committee. Dr. Nguyen is an effective teacher with high student evaluations and has taught core and elective courses for both graduate degree programs, such as Analytic Methods as well as Public Finance and Budgeting. Dr. Nguyen obtained his Master of Public Policy from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University.