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Mengzhong Zhang

  • Associate Professor
    Master of Public Admin

Dr. Mengzhong Zhang is an Associate Professor and MPA Program Director at Gannon University, USA. Previously, he was the Associate Dean at the School of Public Affairs and Administration of Rutgers University-Newark, USA. He served as a Research Professor and Master's Degree Program Director at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland at College Park, USA.

Courses Taught

At Gannon University


I have taught the following Courses:


GMPA 510 Introduction to Public Administration

GMPA 610 Public Budgeting Systems

GMPA 630 The Public Policy Cycles

GMPA 799 Research in Public Administration

GMPA 797 Public Administration Capstone Project


Educational History

Rutgers University-Newark, Public Administration, Ph.D. 2004

Renmin University of China, Public Administration, M.A. 1991

Lanzhou University, Nuclear Physics, B.S.  1984

Professional Societies

Dr. Mengzhong Zhang has been a member of American Society for Public Administration since 1997


Selected Publications:

• Holzer, M. & Zhang, M. (2019).  Reflections on the Continued Relevance of Selected Articles Authored by Western Scholars in the First Decade of the Chinese Public Administration Review (2002-2009) .  Chinese Public Administration Review, 10 (2), 5-7.

• Kim, M.-H., Li, H., Holzer, M., & Zhang, M. (2019). Public Administration Research in Mainland China. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer International Publishing.

• Holzer, M., Zhang, M. & Hu, W. (EDs.). (2019). Administrative System Innovation and Building a Public Service-Oriented Government.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

• Zhang, M.& Shen, J. (2019). Implementing Community Policing to Construct the Harmonious Society in China: A Case Study of Suzhou Model. In Holzer, M., Zhang, M. & Hu, W.(Eds.),  Administrative System Innovation and Building a Public Service-Oriented Government,pp.284-319.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

• Kim, M.H., Li, H., Holzer,M., & Zhang,M. (2018): Public administration research in mainland China: A systematic review of Chinese public administration in English language journals (1996–2016).  International Journal of Public Administration, 41 (8), 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2018.1506936

• Zhang, M. & Holzer, M. (2017). Chinese administrative reforms: A replica or derivative of the Western NPM model? Chinese Public Administration Review, 8 (1), 23-36.

• Zhang, M. & Qi, Y. (2017).   Grand Strategies for Dealing with Chinese Local Government Debts. Management Studies, 5(2), 91-107. doi: 10.17265/2328-2185/2017.02.002.

• Zhang, M. & Jiang,H. (2016). Performance management at provincial level in China: A case study of Jiangsu. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 13 (5), 293-321. Doi: 10. 17265/1548-6591/2016.05.001.

• Zhang, Mengzhong and Jian Sun. 2014. “A Sino-US Comparative Study of Local Government Public Service Contracting-out,” Published at Fudan Public Administration Review, first issue of 2012.  In Feng Cao edited book  “Classics of Public Administration of China (1978-2012) [Social Sciences Academic Press (China), June 2014]. (Chinese)

• Zhang, M. (2013). Policy transfer across national boundaries: A case study of South Korea's knowledge cooperation projects [Paperback]. Deutschland, Germany: Scholars' Press. pp224.

• Dong, K., Holzer, M., & Zhang, M.(eds). (2012). Century-long efforts at improving government performance and fighting the fiscal crisis. Proceedings of the 4th and 5th Sino-U.S. International Conferences on Public Administration. Washington, DC:  American Society for Public Administration.

• Zhang, M. & Sun,J. ( 2012).  Outsourcing in municipal governments:   Experiences from the U.S. and China. Public Performance & Management Review (PPMR), 35 (4): 696-726.

• Zhang, Mengzhong and Wei Zhou. 2010.  “Civil Service Reform in China.” In Evan M. Berman M. Jae Moon and Heungsuk Choi (eds).  Public Administration in East Asia : Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan (145-163).   CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group.

• Holzer, M. & Zhang,M (eds). (2009).  Comparative Chinese/American Public
Administration(Supplement to Volume 69, 2009).  Special Issue for PAR (Public
Administration Review.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 160 pp.

• Zhang, M. (2009). Crossing the river by touching stones: A comparative  study of administrative reforms in China and the Unites States.  Public Administration Review (Supplement to Volume 69), S, 82-87.

• Holzer, M. & Zhang, M. (2009). Introduction to the special issue on comparative Chinese/American public administration.  Public Administration Review (December, Supplement to Volume 69), S, 5-12.

• Dong, K.,Holzer, M. & Zhang, M. (eds). (2007).  Constructing public service oriented
government.  Beijing, China: Renmin University of China Press. 414 pp.

• Holzer, M., Zhang,M., & Dong, K. (eds). (2006).  Frontier of public administration: Conference proceedings of the 3rd Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration.  Jointly Published by the United Nations Public Administration Network and the American Society for Public Administration.   413 pp.

• Zhang, Mengzhong and Jianhua Zhang. 2006. “Building the Public Health Emergency Management System of the People’s Republic of China.”  Raza Ahmad (ED), The Role of Public Administration in Building A Harmonious Society (662-673).    Asian Development Bank.  

• Zhang, Mengzhong. 2006.   "Administration reforms in China: Globalization or Localization?" in Ali Farazmand and Jack Pinkowski (eds),  Handbook of Globalization, Governance, and Public Administration, (553-584).  Marcel Dekker.  

• Zhang, M. & Wang,Q. (2006).  Correctly recognize the relationship between income and cleanness of civil servants on high income fostering cleanness under some conditions. Genesis: A Caravan (India),(5), 10-20.

• Zhang, M. (2006).  Assessing China’s 1994 fiscal reforms: An intermediate Report.  Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 18 (4):453-477. 

• Zhang, C. & Zhang,M. (2005). Public administration and administrative reform in China for the 21st century— From state-center governance to the citizen-center Governance.  Genesis: A Caravan (India),(5), 40-47.                   

• Zhang, M. (2005). A historical review of central-local fiscal relationship in P.R. China. American Review of China Studies, 6 (1): 77-88.

• Zhang, Mengzhong. (2005). “Poverty Alleviation through Effective Public Service Delivery,”  Jak Jibes (ED),   the Selected Conference Proceedings of the launching conference of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG). Asian Development Bank.

• Zhang, Mengzhong. 2005. “A Review of Public Administration in the USA for the Past One Hundred Years.” In Xun Wang and Guoli Liu (eds),  Social and Behavior Science. Organized by the Society of Chinese American Professors & Scientists. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press and Chicago: Interpress Inc. (Chinese)

• Zhang, M., Holzer, M., Hu, X., & Dong, K. (eds). (2004). Challenges and opportunities in public administration. Guangzhou, China: Zhongshan University Press.  389pp.  

• Holzer, Marc and Mengzhong Zhang. 2004. “Public Administration, Trust and Performance, ” in Marc Holzer and Seok-Kwan Lee (eds),  Public Productivity Handbook (215-229). Second Edition. Marcel Dekker.

• Holzer, M. & Zhang, M. (2004). China's fiscal reform: The issue of extra budgeting.    Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management,  16 (1):19-39.

• Zhang, M. & Straussman,J.D. (2003). Chinese administrative reforms with Japan, British and United States characteristics?  Public Administration and Policy, 12 (2), 143-179.

• Zhang, M. & Holzer,M. (eds). (2003).  Economic globalization and strategies of Chinese public administration. Guangzhou, China: Zhongshan University Press. 361 pp. 

• Zhang, M. & Holzer, M. (eds). (2002).  Chinese public administration in exploration. Guangzhou, China: Zhongshan University Press.   471 pp.


• Zhang, M. (2002). Information technology policy-making in P.R. China.  International Journal of Public Administration, 25 (5), 693-721.

• Holzer, M. & Zhang, M. (2002). Chinese Public Administration Review: An introduction. Chinese Public Administration Review, 1(1), 5-8.

• Guo, J. & Zhang, M. (2002). The development of the Chinese Public Administration Society.  Chinese Public Administration Review, 1(1): 9-16

• Straussman, J.D. & Zhang, M. (2001). Chinese administrative reform in international Perspective.  International Journal of Public Sector Management, 14 (4&5), 411-422.  (This article was awarded “The most outstanding paper” for the Journal’s 2001 volume).