Gerald Zhiyong Lan

Professor at Tisnghua University

Gerald Zhiyong Lan is a Professor in the School of Public policy and Management, Tsinghua University, and Director for Tsinghua University’s Beijing Center for Organizational Learning and Urban Governance Innovation. He obtained his B. from Nanjing University, China,and PH.D in Public Administration from Maxwell School, Syracuse University,in 1991. He started his teaching career in the School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, USA in 1990,became associate and full professor with tenure in subsequent years. He has taught courses in areas of PA Theory, public policy, urban governance, government and business relationships,organization behavior, e-government, and research methods. He has published 8 books, and over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and other publications in either English or Chinese. He won a number of research and service awards, and serves or served on editorial boards of a number of journals including Public Administration Review, and American Review of Public Administration. He was Fulbright Scholar to China in 2004, Fulbright Senior after, and consulted for World Bank, Asian Bank, and a number of cities including the city of Phoenix in the United States, and the city of Chengdu in China. He is an active member in the International Association of Administrative Sciences, Rapporteur General for its 2016 Annual Conference. He served on contractual basis in Renmin University, Zhejiang University, and Harbin Institute of Technology in past years, and is currently editor-in-chief for Public Administration and Policy Review, an influential public administration journal in China.

The School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University was founded in the year of 2000. As the first graduate school in public administration in China, the mission of the school is to foster a new generation of leadership in Chinese and global public affairs, to generate policy impacts for public benefits, and to pursue academic excellence in public policy and management research. The School’s long-term objective is to become a world-class institution that actively engages in teaching, research, and consulting in global public affairs