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ShiTao Huo Professor



  • Ph.D., Political Science and International Relations – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • Master, Political Science - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990
  • Master, International Politics – Fudan University - 1985;
  • Bachelor, Fudan University - 1982;




  • Teaching political science courses including American Government and Politics, Comparative Government, International Relations, International Political Economy,US Foreign Policy
  • Present seminars for the university students at large, and graduate students at School of Public Administration on the subjects of US Constitution and Government Structure, Approaches in Comparative Politics study, and Globalization Governance


Research Fellow - Local Government Efficiency and Governance Think Tank             2011 - Present


  • Open discussion and field research on the subject of local government efficiency and governance; pick and select the relevant research topics for discussion and publication prep
  • Research products published or to be published on the Journals in the USA and China




Senior Lecturer  Wisconsin, USA

     1996 - Present

  • Supervisory responsibilities for all the classes I teach from enrollment, teaching, mentor, evaluation to personal consultation  
  • Understanding the university policies in designing, implementing course offering
  • Role model as a teacher, leader, advisor and friend for the students of all ethnic background who are from all over the world aged from 16 (high school AP class students) to 70 years old
  • Teach International Relations, American Government, Comparative Government, US Foreign Policy and International Political Economy
  • Present research results to the school community and international conference
  • Member of professional organization – American Political Science Association





  • Bargaining Coalition - the Transforming Relationship between Central and Provincial Government in China: 1978 -1993,Edwin Mellen Press (UK), 2015.



  • Politics of Participation – in Search for Deliberative Governance in China, Open Journal of Political Science (USA), April Issue, 2017
  • Political Participation in China, from Coercion to Cooperation, Paper presented to the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (USA), March 2012
  • Grant Political Transformation in China since 1980 - from Termination of Life Terms to Recognition of Private Property Rights, Paper submitted to the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, March 2011; served the Chair for panel discussion - Dominant Party Politics and Government (all in the USA)
  • Book Review,On Regional Disparities,China Quarterly (USA), Spring Volume, 1995
  • Regional Disparities in China and its Institutional and Historical Interpretations, Chapter in the book - The State Capacities, Edited by Lin, Zhimin and Jia, Hao, Westview Press (USA), 1994



  • Many more publications - books, chapters, articles, translations- in China back in 1980’s through 1990’s




  • Fulbright Scholarship – 1987
  • Ford Foundation Scholarship – 1988 - 1990
  • Vilas Scholarship – University of Wisconsin/Madison, 1992
  • Library research grants – University of Chicago, 1994
  • Library research grants – University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 1995