Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs
University of Baltimore, United States
Ting Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public and International Affairs and a Research Assistant Professor of the Jacob France Institute in the Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore. Her research interests include entrepreneurship and aging, workforce development, education and labor, welfare-to-work, business and employment dynamics, regional economy, and administrative records. Dr. Zhang is a published author of three books, two monographs, and a number of academic journal articles. She is also a referee for a few internationally renowned academic journals. Her book Elderly Entrepreneurship in an Aging Economy: It is Never Too Late was reviewed by The Gerontologist. Her newly published book is Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China. She has been recently reported by Newswise on her new book and quoted by the Bloomberg Business Week on older people’s entrepreneurship and by the Baltimore Sun on Maryland economy and job creation as well as tax credit for home owners. She has also been interviewed by the NPR-WEAA station on China’s economy. She has been just invited to a couple of national and international events as a key speaker. She was a winner of the national Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award, finalist title in the international Charles Tiebout Prize for Regional Science, US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Research Fellowship Award, Public Policy Paper Competition by Virginia Department of Transportation, and several other awards, grants, and fellowships. She has previously conducted research at George Mason University, the World Bank, the Urban Institute, and the Council of Graduate Schools, and taught at UMBC. Her recent work includes health and entrepreneurship, location impact on welfare-to-work propensity, profiling Maryland employment and business dynamics, examining recession impacts, tracking worker placement, investigating job creation mechanisms, exploring geographic dynamics of Maryland economy and its impact on public policy, diagnosing data quality using administrative records, and conducting researches using linked longitudinal administrative records.
Entrepreneurship; Aging and Social Gerontology; Workforce Development; Welfare to work; Research Methodology; Spatial/Geographic Econometrics; Geographic Information System and Applications; Regional Science; Public Policy; Administrative Records and Probabilistic Matching; Public and Non-profit Administration