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Fort Hays State University
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Jian Sun, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science

Jian Sun


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  (785) 628-4509



About Jian

     Dr. Jian Sun joined the Department of Political Science in 2007 as an Assistant Professor. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and became a Professor in 2018. In the department, he teaches research methods and public administration courses. His personal research interests include housing prices, urban developmental policies, and public administration. He has published articles in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Real Estate Economics, and Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.

     Dr. Sun also worked at the Docking Institute of Public Affairs as a research scientist from 2007 to 2017. He became the assistant director in 2017. His responsibilities at the Docking Institute include survey design, survey administration, data analysis, and report writing. He has been the lead researcher for a variety of projects involving feasibility studies, health needs assessments, program evaluation, public opinion surveys, and housing studies.


Ph.D. University of Louisville
M.S. University of Louisville
B.E. North China University of Technology


POLS 180 Introduction to Public Policy
POLS 310 Introduction to Public Administration
POLS 400 Urban Politics
POLS 455 Research Methods in Political Science
POLS 611 Policy Analysis
POLS 612 Administrative Process
POLS 616 Public Personnel Management
POLS 618 Public Budgeting
POLS 675 Urban Planning
POLS 856 Advanced Research Methods in Political Science
IDS 111 Sustainability and the Future
IDS 805 Global Challenges


Public Policy
Public Administration
Urban Development
Chinese Development

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