Hui Li

, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration


Hui Li is an assistant professor in the School of Public Administration at UCF. She joined UCF in August 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Her research interests include public and nonprofit management, organization theory, and civic engagement. Her research has been published in Public Administration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Administration & Society.

Currently, she is working on two research projects. In collaboration with Dr. Shui-Yan Tang at the University of Southern California and Dr. Carlos Lo at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she studies the development of environmental NGOs in China and their interactions with the authoritarian government. In addition, she works with Dr. Terry L. Cooper and others to study the effectiveness of the Neighborhood Council System in Los Angeles in promoting civic engagement and connecting neighborhoods to the administrative state. Beyond research, she teaches courses related to nonprofit management.


  • Ph.D., Public Policy and Management, University of Southern California
  • Research

    Research Interests

    • Public And Nonprofit Management
    • Organization Theory
    • Civic Engagement
    • PAD6142: Nonprofit Organizations
    • PAD6327: Public Program Evaluation


    • Associations for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
    • American Society for Public Administration
    • International Society for Third-Sector Research

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