Gang Chen is Assistant Professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY. Chen's research interests include state and local budgeting and finance, public pension management, fiscal stress management, and comparative public administration. He received a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013. Chen's work has been published in several English and Chinese academic journals, including Public Budgeting & Finance, Administration & Society, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Municipal Finance Journal, and Journal of Public Administration (China). Before coming to the U.S., Chen studied at Sun Yat-sen University, China, where he received his Master and Bachelor degrees in Public Administration. At Rockefeller College, Professor Chen teaches PAD 316 Methodological Tools for Public Policy, PAD 501 Public and Nonprofit Financial Management, PAD 505 Data Models and Decisions, and PAD 642 Public Budgeting.