Rusi Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Rusi Sun
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Social Sciences
3067 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Master of Public Administration and Policy, Political Science

Research Areas:

Organization Management, Performance Measurement, Public Administration

Biography and Education

Rusi Sun is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. Her research interests are leadership, organizational goal, personnel management, and performance measurement and management in public and nonprofit organizations.

Her research has been published in the American Review of Public AdministrationPublic Performance & Management ReviewPublic Administration Review, and Public Management Review.


Ph.D., Public Administration, Rutgers University, 2014

M.A., Social Security, Wuhan University, China, 2008

B.A., Labor and Social Security, Wuhan University, China, 2006

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Sun, R., & Henderson, A., (2017) “Transformational Leadership and Organizational Processes:  Influencing Public Performance”. Public Administration Review.

Sun, R. & Wang, W., (2017) “Transformational Leadership, Employee Turnover Intention, and Actual Voluntary Turnover in Public Organizations”. Public Management Review.

Sun, R., Peng, S., & Pandey, S. 2014 "Testing the Effect of Person-Environment Fit on Employee Perceptions of Organizational Goal Ambiguity?" Public Performance & Management Review.37 (3), 465–495

Sun, R. & Van Ryzin, G. 2014 "Are Performance Management Practices Associated With Better Outcomes? Empirical Evidence from New York Public Schools" American Review of Public Administration.44(3), 324 –338.

Coate, D., & Sun, R. 2013. "Survival Estimates for Elite Male and Female Olympic Athletes and Tennis Championship Competitors". Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 23(6), 722–727.

Awards and Recognition

Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).