Dr. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration. She teaches courses in public administration research methods, environmental policy analysis, and local government management. Her research interests include 1) the coupling of rural-urban systems and environmental governance, 2) conflicts and collaborations in the policy processes and the role of advocacy coalitions in policy debates, and 3) climate politics and environmental justice. Many of her research projects address issues at the intersection of the environment and social justice, explore the linkages between natural, human-built, and social systems in the connected rural-urban networks, and attend to the challenges in collaborative governance among different stakeholder groups at various institutional levels.