Xiaodan Hu
Assistant Professor

Department

Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests

Xiaodan Hu, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in higher education, and coordinator of the Community College Leadership Program. Professor Hu teaches courses related to higher education administration, finance and policy, college student success and community college leadership.

Her research typically employs quantitative methods to examine the impact of state policies and institutional initiatives, focusing on educational equity issues of historically marginalized student population. She also studies the role of leadership and best practices in community colleges. Hu has recently published on the impact of performance-based funding, the pathway of upward transfer, and the financial implications of community college baccalaureate programs.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Florida (Higher Education Administration)
  • M.S., Texas A&M University (Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education)
  • B.A., Beijing Forestry University (English)

Select Refereed Publications

Xiaodan Hu

Contact

815-753-6878
xiaodan.hu@niu.edu
Gabel 201F
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Us

Department of Counseling and Higher Education
Gabel Hall 200
815-753-1448
cahe@niu.edu

Counseling Admissions
Graham Hall 416
815-753-5749
cahc_admissions@niu.edu

Higher Education and Student Affairs Admissions
Gabel Hall 201 B
815-753-1306
dmiesbauer@niu.edu