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Ting Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Associate Director, Jacob France Institute

Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 413
Phone: 410.837.6551
E-mail: tzhang@ubalt.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., George Mason University
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • B.A., East China Normal University
  • Bio

    Ting Zhang is an Associate Director of the Jacob France Institute and an Assistant Professor of the Department of Finance and Economics, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore. Dr. Zhang’s research interests include entrepreneurship and aging, workforce development, education and labor, welfare-to-work, business and employment dynamics, and regional economy. She has been a PI or co-PI for multiple workforce related local, state and national projects. Dr. Zhang is a published author of multiple peer reviewed books and a number of academic journal articles. She is a referee for multiple renowned academic journals. Her book Elderly Entrepreneurship in an Aging Economy: It's Never Too Late was favorably reviewed by The Gerontologist; her book Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China was regarded the best academic book on China for 2016 by the Overseas Studies on China. Dr. Zhang has given invited speeches at the George Washington University, the University of Lisbon, Johns Hopkins University, the National Press Club on entrepreneurship topics. In 2015, Dr. Zhang won again a prestigious research grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to conduct research on boomer entrepreneurship.. Dr. Zhang’s research was quoted by the Time magazine, the Bloomberg Businessweek, Newswise, the Baltimore Sun, and the Baltimore Business Journal, and she was interviewed by the NPR-WEAA station. She was previously a winner of the national Ewing Marion 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 research awards. Before joining University of Baltimore, she conducted research at George Mason University, the World Bank, the Urban Institute, and the Council of Graduate Schools, and taught at UMBC.

  • Research Interests

    aging and entrepreneurship, labor and workforce development, wage, employment and business dynamics, longitudinal administrative records , regional science.

  • Teaching Interests

    economics, data analysis, aging and entrepreneurship, regional science, workforce development.

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions

    Books

    Zhang, T., & Stough, R. (2013). Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China. World Scientific Publishing.

    Book Chapters

    Zhang, T. (2018). SNAP, Unemployment Compensation and Work for Maryland SNAP Households. Russel Sage and UpJohn Institute.

    Zhang, T. (2017). Integrated Data System. Springer. (978-3-319-32001-4),

    Zhang, T. (2017). State Longitudinal Data System. Springer.

    Molinari, C., & Zhang, T. (2015). Long-term Care delivery and management: Workforce Implications. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..

    Zhang, T., & Naylor, L. (2015). Missing women of China : persistence of gender inequity in China. Peter Lang Publishing.

    Zhang, T. (2015). What Drives Post-Retirement Age Self-Employment? An Investigation of Social, Policy and Individual Factors. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Zhang, T. (2013). Culture Matters to Entrepreneurship Policies: Entrepreneurship Policies in the U.S. versus China. World Scientific.

    Zhang, T. (2013). Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China: Introduction. World Scientific Publishing.

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Zhang, T. (2017). The Value of Extended Time Span Coverage on Career Pathway: The Case for Sustained Investment in State Longitudinal Integrated Data System. International Journal of Manpower. 38.

    Zhang, T., Stevens, D. W., & Li, J. (2014). Skills Gap Estimates for Institutional and Individual Decision-Making: A Progress Report. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and Jacob France Institute. 2014(July),

    Zhang, T., Gerlowski, D. A., & Ford, D. A. (2014). Housing Price Variability: National and Local Impacts. Applied Economics. 46(28), 3494-3502.

    Zhang, T., & Carr, D. (2014). Does Working for Oneself, not Others, Improve Older Adults’ Health? An Investigation on Health Impact of Self-Employment. American Journal of Entrepreneurship.

    Zhang, T. (2014). The Retired, the Resigned, or the Laid-off? Who Are the Urban Self-employed?. Global Journal of Management and Business Research. 14(4),

    Stevens, D. W., & Zhang, T. (2014). Toward A Business Case for Sustained Investment in State Longitudinal Integrated Data Systems. .S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance.

    Zhang, T. (2014). Do Socially Responsible Investment Funds Under-Perform the Market? Evidence from China. International Journal of Management Research and Business Strategy. 3(1), 112-131.

    Zhang, T. (2013). Neglecting the “L” in a Longitudinal integrated Data System Can be a Costly Mistake. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance.

    Monographs

    Zhang, T. (2016). Age and Entrepreneurship. “Age and Entrepreneurship,” State of the Field, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation..

    Cited Research

    Zhang, T. (2017). Scholar Highlights: Ting Zhang, 2007 Kauffman Dissertation Fellow.

    Research Report

    Zhang, T., & Acs, Z. J. (2017). Boomer Entrepreneurs: Heterogeneities, Driving Factors and Economic Impact. EWING MARION KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION RESEARCH PAPER SERIES. 11(14),

    Broadcast Media

    Zhang, T. (2016). An Investigation on Health Impact of Self-Employment. FinLit Talks. 4th Quarter, 2016.

    Zhang, T. (2016). with Ting Zhang of the University of Baltimore on An Investigation on Health Impact of Self-Employment.

    Research Report

    Zhang, T., & Acs, Z. J. (2016). Boomer Entrepreneurs: Heterogeneities, Driving Factors and Economic Impact. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 11(14),

    Newspaper

    Zhang, T. (2015). Manufacturing shows slight uptick for first time in decades. Baltimore Business Journal.

    Cited Research

    Zhang, T. (2015). UB Researcher Undertakes Extensive Study of Lives of Entrepreneurial Baby Boomers: Kaufmann Foundation Supports Research into a Neglected Topic: What Happens to Older Entrepreneurs?. University of Baltimore News.

    Newspaper

    Zhang, T. (2015). Here are the sectors with the most jobs in Greater Baltimore. Baltimore Business Journal.

    Zhang, T. (2015). Jobs in Md. See Sharp June Decline. The Baltimore Sun.

    Zhang, T. (2014). Does being self-employed result in better health?. Market Watch, Retirement Weekly.

    Cited Research

    Zhang, T. (2014). Business Professor: It's Never Too Late to Start a New Career. University of Baltimore News.

    Zhang, T. (2014). 3 Tips for Launching Your Labor-of-Love Business. Time.

    Broadcast Media

    Zhang, T. (2014). Stories about UMBC's Alumni. Retriever Net.

    Zhang, T. (2013). Ask The Experts: Starting a Business in Retirement. Card Hub. (December 2013),

    Zhang, T. (2013). Ask The Experts: Starting a Business in Retirement. Cardhub.

    Cited Research

    Zhang, T. (2013). Public Policy Experts Want Older Entrepreneurs. Epoch Times.

    Research Report

    Zhang, T. (2013). Maryland Business and Employment Dynamics: 2004-2012. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations.

    Zhang, T., Li, J., & Stevens, D. W. (2013). Maryland Business Births: Prior Employment and Social Program Participation of the New Hires. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations.

    Cited Research

    Zhang, T. (2013). Media Advisory: Noted Experts on Entrepreneurship to Speak at National Press Club Conference on the Entrepreneurship Imperative for Engaging People 50 and Older. Yahoo Finance.

    Research Report

    Zhang, T., Li, J., & Stevens, D. W. (2013). What Happens to Employees when a Business Closes? Post-closure Employment and Social Service Profiles. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations.

    Broadcast Media

    Zhang, T. (2013). China’s economic and political growth. Marc Steiner show. 2013(3),

    Research Report

    Zhang, T. (2012). Intergrated Data System Person Identification: Accuracy Requirements and Methods. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance.

    Zhang, T. (2012). Labor Market Forum: Maryland Business and Employment Dynamics. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

    Zhang, T. (2012). Repeated and Combined Participation in Workforce, Education and Social Program Services: Preliminary Evidence from Maryland Administrative Data Sources. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance.

    Cited Research

    Zhang, T. (2012). Job Search: Studies Find Maryland, Detroit Reemployment, Hunt Lesson--Free State Recovery,. Employment & Training Reporter.

    Zhang, T. (2012). The Gerontology Society of America, Aging Means Business Newsletter. The Gerontology Society of America, Aging Means Business Newsletter. 2(2),

    Zhang, T. (2012). Older Entrepreneurs Start Companies Too. The Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

    Newspaper

    Zhang, T. (2012). Md. adds 5,000 jobs in Jan. as unemployment hits 3-year low: Jobless rate in state falls to 6.5 percent. The Baltimore Sun.

    Presentations

    Zhang, T. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) 69th Annual Meeting, "Training for Older Workers: Toward a Better Understanding of Older Worker Needs Through Workforce Investment Act Training During the Economic Recovery," Labor and Employment Relations Association, Anaheim, CA. (2017).

    Zhang, T. 2017 American Economic Association Annual Meeting, "The Value of extended Time Span Coverage on Career Pathway: The Case for Sustained Investment in State Longitudinal Integrated Data System," American Economic Association, Chicago, IL. (2017).

    Zhang, T. Baby Boomer and Entrepreneurship, "Does Working for Oneself, not Others, Improve Later Life Health," George Washington University and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Washington DC. (2016).

    Zhang, T. Developing Leaders in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous (VUCA) World, "The Economic Impact and Health Effect of Older Adults’ Entrepreneurship," Leadership in motion, Klippan, Sweden. (2016).

    Zhang, T. Kauffman Foundation Minority Entrepreneurship Conference, "Entrepreneurial Team Dynmics," The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Anaheim, CA. (2016).

    Zhang, T. Kauffman Emerging Scholars Conference, "Exploring Heterogeneity of Boomer Entrepreneurs," Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. (2016).

    Zhang, T. The Connection between SNAP and Work, "Work Eligible SNAP Recipients’ Work Propensity, Labor Market Tenure and Earnings in Maryland," Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse, web (webinar). (2016).

    Zhang, T. Data Sharing to Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth, "A Quick Research Project Showcase of A Maryland Integrated Data System,," Anne E Casey Foundation and Baltimore’s Promise, Baltimore, MD. (2016).

    Zhang, T. Research Seminar from Invited Speaker of USA, "The Economic and Health Impact of Later Life Entrepreneurship," Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing, China. (2015).

    Zhang, T. The 7th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets, "The Case for Sustained Investment in State Longitudinal Integrated Data Systems: The Value of Extended Time Span Coverage," Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China. (2015).

    Gerlowski, D. A., Zhang, T., & Chen, D. North American Regional Science Association 2015, "Housing Price Index Movements Across Cities," RSAI - Regional Science Association International, Portland, OR. (2015).

    Zhang, T. the 62nd North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, "Housing Price Index Movements Across U.S. Cities," Regional Science Association International, Portland, OR. (2015).

    Zhang, T. Seminario De Encerramento Do Profecto: Tarde Demais Para Empreender? Tarde Demais para Empreender? – O empreendedorismo como forma de participação das pessoas com +50 anos (Is it too late to become an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurship as a way of 50 plus participate in the society as entrepreneurs), "The Economic and Health Impact of Later Life Entrepreneurship," University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. (2015).

    Zhang, T., & Stack, T. American Society for Public Administration Annual Meeting, "The Relationship between School Characteristics, High School Drop Out and the State Workforce," American Society for Public Administration, Chicago, IL. (2015).

    Zhang, T. American Society for Public Administration Annual Meeting, "The Relationship between School Characteristics, High School Drop Out and the State Workforce," American Society for Public Administration, Chicago, IL. (2015).

    Gerlowski, D. A., & Zhang, T. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, "Housing Price Variability: National and Local Impacts," North American Regional Science Association, Washington DC. (2014).

    Zhang, T. The 61st North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, "Baltimore’s Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment and Local Job Access for Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: A Locational Approach for Welfare-to-Work Examination," Regional Science Association International, Washington DC. (2014).

    Zhang, T. 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference, "Policy Relevant Findings from a Cohort Study Using Integrated Education, Workforce and Social Services Administrative Data, 1984-2014: Lessons Learned from and Offered to International Colleagues," Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Albuquerque, NM. (2014).

    Zhang, T. Kauffman Emerging Scholars Conference, "Does Working for Oneself, not Others, Improve Later Life Health?," Ewing Marion Kauffman FOundation, Kansas City, MO. (2014).

    Zhang, T. 54th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Conference, "A New Perspective on SNAP Caseload Dynamics: A Decade (2004-2013) of Change in the employment Status of SNAP Recipients in Maryland," National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Providence, RI. (2014).

    Zhang, T. 54th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Conference, "Baltimore’s Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment & Local Job Access for Older Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: a Locational Approach for Welfare-to-work Examination," National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Providence, RI. (2014).

    Zhang, T. The 17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, "Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment and Local Job Access for Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Recipients," The Office of Planning , Research. and Evaluation, Washington DC. (2014).

    Zhang, T. American Society for Public Administration Annual Meeting, "Impact of Availability of Post-recession Local Jobs for Impact of Availability of Post-recession Local Jobs for Work-eligible Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Recipients: A Locational Approach for Welfare-to-work Examination," American Society for Public Administration, Washington DC. (2014).

    Zhang, T. 2014 International Conference on Globalization, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development, "Entrepreneurship, Aging, and Knowledge Economies: USA-China Similarities and Differences," Advena World LLC, Washington DC. (2014).

    Zhang, T. National Conference On The Entrepreneurship Imperative for Engaging People 50 and Older to Achieve Economic Growth, (2013).

    Zhang, T. The 60th Annual North America meeting of the Regional Science Association Internationa, "Impact of Availability of Post-recession Local Jobs for Work-eligible Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Recipients: a Locational Approach for Welfare-to-work Examination," Atlanta, GA. (2013).

    Zhang, T. The 27th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, "Does Self-employment Improve Seniors' Health? The Implication of Health Impact of Self-employment," American Evaluation Association, Washington DC. (2013).

    Molinari, C., Tan, R., Zhang, T., & . UB's Teaching & Learning Day, "Dim the LIghts and Breathe Deeply," Center for TEaching and Learning, UB. (2013).

    Zhang, T. Annual Meeting of National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, "Impact of Availability of Post-recession Local Jobs for Work-eligible Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Recipient," National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Chicago. (2013).

    Zhang, T. The 9th Trans-Atlantic Dialogue, "A Two-Cycle Historical Perspective on WIA Title 1B Common Measures Performance: 1990-2009," Baltimore, MD. (2013).

    Zhang, T. 2012 State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) P-20W and Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) Best Practice Conference., "1984 Community College Cohort: Key Observations using Linked Administrative Data," Washington DC. (2012).

    Zhang, T. Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, "The Employees' New Employment Dynamics When A Business Closes," Baltimore, MD. (2012).

    Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Zhang, Ting , "SNAP TCA and Employment Research and technical assistance" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Human Resources, State, $1258113. (2017 - 2020).

    Zhang, Ting , "The Maryland Promise: Promoting Employment Readiness of SSI Minors" Sponsored by US Department of Education USDE CFDA 84.418 & the Maryland Department of Disabilities, Federal, $126732. (2017 - 2019).

    Zhang, Ting , "The Role of Later Life Self-employment in Retirement Income Security and Social Security Trust Fund" Sponsored by Boston College and US Social Security Administration, Federal, $44526. (2017 - 2018).

    Zhang, Ting , "Montgomery College Scorecard Evaluation and MIS Construction" Sponsored by US Department of Labor, TAACCCT Grant, Federal, $425903. (2015 - 2018).

    Zhang, Ting , "Dynamics of SNAP & UI" Sponsored by US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Federal, $230000. (2015 - 2017).

    Zhang, Ting , "Maryland Job Incentive Programs: Employment Verification" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, State, $27500. (2015 - 2017).

    Zhang, Ting , "Labor Market Information of Maryland" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, State, $262969. (2016 - 2017).

    Zhang, Ting , "Evaluation of the Accelerating Connections to Employment program" Sponsored by ICF International, Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund, Federal, $14964. (2015 - 2016).

    Zhang, Ting , "University of Chicago NORC Kauffman Firm Survey Data Enclave Seat Sponsorship/fellowship" Sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private, (2016).

    Zhang, Ting , "Boomer Entrepreneurs: Heterogeneities, Driving Factors and Economic Impact" Sponsored by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private, $59080. (2015 - 2016).

    Zhang, Ting , "Kauffman Foundation Minority Entrepreneurship Conference Travel & Accommodation grants" Sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private, $2000. (2016).

    Zhang, Ting , "Research on SNAP ABAWD and Substance Abuse" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Human Resources, State, $22280. (2015 - 2016).

    Zhang, Ting , "Maryland Workforce Research" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, State, $302495. (2015 - 2016).

    Zhang, Ting (Co-Principal), Stevens, David W.(Principal), "Research & Technical Assistance Social Services" Sponsored by Baltimore City Department of Social Services, Local, $693616. (2013 - 2016).

    Zhang, Ting (Co-Principal), Stevens, David W.(Principal), "SNAP TCA Recipients Workforce Outcome Research" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Human Resources, State, $729454. (2013 - 2016).

    Zhang, Ting , "Kauffman Emerging Scholar Fellowship Travel Grant" Sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private, $1500. (2016).

    Zhang, Ting (Principal), "Ex-Offender Re-Entry Experience of Johns Hopkins Hospital" Sponsored by The Abell Foundation, State, $24265. (2014 - 2015).

    Zhang, Ting (Supporting), Stevens, David W.(Principal), "Labor Market Research" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, State, $265963. (2014 - 2015).

    Zhang, Ting (Supporting), "Economic Research on the Joint Contributions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Unemployment Insurance on the Nation’s Social Safety Net, # 59-4000-0-0028" Sponsored by US Department of Agriculture, Ecomic Research Service, Federal, $150000. (2014 - 2015).

    Zhang, Ting (Supporting), Stevens, David W.(Principal), "Economic Research on the Joint Contributions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Unemployment Insurance on the Nation’s Social Safety Net" Sponsored by US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Services (USDA/ERS), Federal, $150000. (2014 - 2015).

    Zhang, Ting , "UB Students’ Learning Outcomes in the Labor Market" Sponsored by UB Foundation Fund for Excellence, The University of Baltimore, $19849.79. (2014).

    Zhang, Ting (Principal), "Emerging Scholar fellowship" Sponsored by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private, $2000. (2014).

    Zhang, Ting , "Older Entrepreneurs: Categories, Driving Factors and Economic Impact" Sponsored by National Science Foundation and George Mason University, Federal, $90219. (2014).

    Zhang, Ting (Principal), "Central Baltimore’s Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment and Local Job Access for Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: a Locational Approach for Welfare-to-work Examination" Sponsored by University of Baltimore, The University of Baltimore, $3900. (2013 - 2014).

    Zhang, Ting (Other), "Administrative Record Task grant for Business Closure report, Job Creation, Worker Flow, and Welfare Research" Sponsored by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Federal, $297545. (2012 - 2013).

    Media Contributions

    Inc. Magazine: Inc. Magazine, on seniors starting companies, interviewed by Leigh Buchanan, May 25, 2016. (2016).

    The Baltimore Sun: on Employment Growth in Education and Health Sector in Maryland, interviewed by Natalie Sherman (2016).

    Baltimore Business Journal: Interviewed and quoted. See “Manufacturing shows slight uptick for first time in decades” by Timothy Sandoval, http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2015/11/20/manufacturing-shows-slight-uptick-for-first-time.html (2015).

    University of Baltimore News: Interviewed and Quoted, see “UB Researcher Undertakes Extensive Study of Lives of Entrepreneurial Baby Boomers: Kaufmann Foundation Supports Research into a Neglected Topic: What Happens to Older Entrepreneurs?,” by University Relations (2015).

    The Wall Street Journal: The Wall Street Journal interviewed me on Oct 13 for the topic of older and boomer business owners. (2015).

    Baltimore Business Journal: Interviewed and Quoted, see Here are the sectors with the most jobs in Greater Baltimore” by Timothy Sandoval, http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2015/07/27/here-are-the-sectors-with-the-most-jobs-in-greater.html (2015).

    The Baltimore Sun: I was interviewed and quoted on Maryland economy. The Baltimore Sun, July 22, 2015, “Jobs in Md. See Sharp June Decline,” by Natalie Sherman, http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-june-jobs-20150721-story.html. (2015).

    Baltimore Business Journal: I was interviewed on Baltimore city and the national economy, industry mix, trend, and advice for further development. (2015).

    Market Watch, Retirement Weekly: Market Watch, Retirement Weekly, November 7, 2014, “Does being self-employed result in better health?” by Robert Powell. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/does-being-self-employed-result-in-better-health-2014-11-07 (2014).

    University of Baltimore News: University of Baltimore News, July 21, 2014. “Business Professor: It's Never Too Late to Start a New Career,” by University Relations. http://www.ubalt.edu/news/news-releases.cfm?id=2047. (2014).

    Time: Interviewed by Time. Time, July 17, 2014. “3 Tips for Launching Your Labor-of-Love Business,” by Chris Farrell. http://time.com/money/3001781/changing-careers-midlife-entrepreneurs/. (2014).

    Retriever Net: Retriever Net, April, 2014. “Stories about UMBC's Alumni,” by UMBC Alumni Community, http://umbcalumni.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/career-qa-ting-zhang-03-m-a-intercultural-communications-professor/. (2014).

    Epoch Times: Epoch Times, November 13, 2013, “Public Policy Experts Want Older Entrepreneurs”, by Gary Feuerberg, available from the World Wide Web http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/358349-public-policy-experts-want-older-entrepreneurs/. (2013).

    Cardhub: Cardhub, November 12, 2013, “Ask The Experts: Starting a Business in Retirement,” by John Kiernan, available from the World Wide Web http://www.cardhub.com/edu/ask-the-experts-starting-a-business-in-retirement/. (2013).

    Center for Productive Longevity: http://www.ctrpl.org/about-cpl/overview (2013).

    Yahoo Finance: Yahoo Finance, October 30, 2013 “Media Advisory: Noted Experts on Entrepreneurship to Speak at National Press Club Conference on the Entrepreneurship Imperative for Engaging People 50 and Older”, by Center for Productive Longevity, available from the World Wide Web http://finance.yahoo.com/news/media-advisory-noted-experts-entrepreneurship-115500666.html (2013).

    National Public Radio –WEAA station, Marc Steiner show interview: National Public Radio –WEAA station, Marc Steiner show interview, June 10, 2013-Segment 3, “China’s economic and political growth,” retrievable from the World Wide Web http://www.steinershow.org/category/podcasts/. (2013).

    Newswise: University of Baltimore News and Newswise, December 2012, “Professor's Book Explores Dynamics Between Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China,” retrievable from the World Wide Web http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/news-events/index.cfm?news_id=1684#.UMIJi9Wf1bc.email, and http://www.newswise.com/articles/professor-s-book-explores-dynamics-between-entrepreneurship-and-economic-growth-in-china (2012).

    University of Baltimore News: University of Baltimore News and Newswise, December 2012, “Professor's Book Explores Dynamics Between Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in China,” retrievable from the World Wide Web http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/news-events/index.cfm?news_id=1684#.UMIJi9Wf1bc.email, and http://www.newswise.com/articles/professor-s-book-explores-dynamics-between-entrepreneurship-and-economic-growth-in-china. (2012).

    Employment & Training Reporter: Employment & Training Reporter, November 19, 2012, by editor Hess, R., “Job Search: Studies Find Maryland, Detroit Reemployment, Hunt Lesson--Free State Recovery,” Washington DC:.MII Publications Inc. (2012).

    The Bloomberg BusinessWeek: The Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 30, 2012, by editor Farrell, C. “Older Entrepreneurs Start Companies Too,” available at the World Wide Web http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-30/older-entrepreneurs-start-companies-too. (2012).

    Baltimore Sun: The Baltimore Sun, March 13, 2012, by Mirabella, L., “Md. adds 5,000 jobs in Jan. as unemployment hits 3-year low: Jobless rate in state falls to 6.5 percent,” available at the World Wide Web http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-job-numbers-january-20120313,0,6145578.story. (2012).

    Research in Progress

    "A New Perspective on SNAP Caseload Dynamics: A Decade (2004-2013) of Change in the employment Status of SNAP Recipients in Maryland" (On-Going)

    "Baltimore’s Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment & Local Job Access for Older Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: a Locational Approach for Welfare-to-work Examination" (Writing Results)

    "Central Baltimore’s Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment and Local Job Access for Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: a Locational Approach for Welfare-to-work Examination" (Writing Results)

    "Evaluation of Maryland Million Hearts Initiative" (On-Going)
    DHMH commissioned evaluation of the Million Hearts Initiatives implemented by 10 key partners throughout the state of Maryland.

    "Housing Price Variability: National and Local Impacts" (On-Going)

    "Post-recession Socioeconomic Environment and Local Job Access for Work-eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Recipients" (Writing Results)

    "The Relationship between School Characteristics, High School Drop Out and the State Workforce" (Writing Results)

    "The Value of Extended Time Span Coverage on Career Pathway: The Case for Sustained Investment in State Longitudinal Integrated Data Systems" (On-Going)

    "Training for Older Workers: Toward a Better Understanding of Older Worker Needs through Workforce Investment Act Training during the Economic Recovery" (On-Going)