Shuang Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Science Department


Dr. Shuang Zhao received her joint Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research interests include environmental policy, international relations, and public policy. She researches how firms respond to environmental regulations through private environmental management and green supply chain management, using a variety of research methods including econometrics, spatial statistics, and environmental science modeling. Dr. Zhao's research is policy-driven pertaining to how academic research could inform real-world policies. She publishes in policy-oriented journals such as Policy Studies Journal and Review of Policy Research. She is passionate about working with students to design their own research projects and solve real-world problems. She teaches courses in international relations and research methods. Dr. Zhao is also an affiliated faculty for the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University Bloomington, a research fellow at the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Department, School of Public Health, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Shuang Zhao's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Public Policy and Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.P.A., Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Economics, Beijing Technology and Business University

Classes Taught