About the Associate Provost, Ken Baerenklau
Ken Baerenklau was appointed as Associate Provost on September 1, 2015. In this role he works closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor on a wide range of issues including coordinating faculty hiring and student success initiatives; implementing academic elements of the UC Budget Framework; assisting with institutional and capital planning, budgeting, enrollment management, and assessment; and liaising with deans and the Academic Senate. As of January 2019, Ken also serves as the campus Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for our accrediting body the WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Ken joined the UCR faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor of environmental economics and policy in the Department of Environmental Sciences. In 2008, he became an associate professor and remained in the Department of Environmental Sciences until moving to UCR’s new School of Public Policy in 2014. From 2008 to 2012, Ken also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs in UCR's Graduate Division.
Ken's research focuses on water resource economics and policy. He has served as an Adjunct Fellow in the Water Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California, as an Associate Editor for Water Resources Research, and on the editorial boards for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, and Water Economics and Policy. Ken has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Science and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.