Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia 2011
Quinn Hall, Room 309B
Sheng joined the faculty in 2011 after receiving his Ph.D. in Textile and Apparel Management from University of Missouri. Sheng’s areas of expertise include global textile and apparel industry, international trade and trade policy as well as governance of global apparel value chain. More recently, Sheng is researching on:
Sheng’s scholarly contribution to the textile and apparel discipline has been recognized in several distinguished academic awards. He received the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Rising Star Award in 2014, China Textile Economy Research Award - 2nd place in both 2013 and 2010, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Faculty Development Award in 2013, the ITAA Best Doctoral Student Paper-1st place in 2009 and the China Trade Remedy Research Award - 2nd place in 2006.
In the TMD department, Sheng teaches courses closely related to his specialty areas, including:
Sheng has also actively engaged with industry leaders, policymakers and scholars to gain insight into the global nature of the textile and apparel industry. He worked as a research assistant for the U.S.-China Business Council in Washington D.C. from 2009 to 2010, conducting policy analysis and market research for U.S. multinationals having business with China.
Before coming to the U.S., Sheng received M.S. in Industrial Economics and B.S. in International Economics and Trade from Donghua University (the former China Textile University) in Shanghai.
Lu, S. (in press) Does Japan's cccession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership mean an opportunity or a threat to the U.S. textile industry? A quantitative evaluation, Journal of the Textile Institute.
Lu, S.(in press) Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on China’s textiles and apparel exports: A quantitative analysis, The International Trade Journal.
Lu,S. (2014). 2014 U.S. fashion industry benchmarking study. U.S. Fashion Industry Association: Washington, DC.
Lu,S. (2013). Use blogging as a teaching tool for textile and apparel global trade courses. International Textile and Apparel Association Teaching Collection.
Lu, S. (2013). Impacts of quota elimination on world textile trade: A reality check from 2000 to 2010, Journal of the Textile Institute, 104(3), 239-250.
Lu, S., & Dickerson, K. (2012). The United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and its impacts on China’s textile and apparel exports to the United States, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(5),300-314.
Lu, S., & Dickerson, K. (2012). The relationship between import penetration and the operation of the U.S. textile and apparel industries from 2002 to 2008. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(3), 119-133.
Lu, S. (2012). An empirical study on the impacts of the quota elimination on world clothing trade from 2000 to 2009, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 16(3), 306-326.
Zhang, SY& Lu, S. (2010). World economy and export dependency of china’s textile industry. Journal of Donghua University(English Edition), 27(5), 623-627.
Ha-Brookshire, J. & Lu, S. (2010). Organizational identities and their economic performance: an analysis of U.S. textile and apparel firms of U.S. textile and apparel firms, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 28(3), 174-188.
Lu, S. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2009). Regional production network led by the U.S. textile industry and the impact of the 2006-2008 U.S.-China textile agreement. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 6(2), 1-11.
Lu, S. (2010). Enter China’s retail market? Market access regulations and business oppertuntieis for forein investment. China Business Review, 36(3), 16-19.
Lu, S. (2009). The Outlook for U.S. - China textile and apparel trade in 2009: From the trade policy perspective. Online Journal of the International Fashion and Apparel Industry, 2(1).