Ken Genskow

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Office: 101 Music Hall

Office Hours: By appointment only

Phone: (608) 262-8756


Associate Professor Ken Genskow addresses issues of environmental planning and policy, watershed planning, and collaborative and participatory approaches to resource management. His research and applied work have explored the evaluation and assessment of collaborative watershed management, watershed governance, and the effectiveness of educational and technical assistance programs on land management. Genskow is interested in planning processes that provide for meaningful participation by stakeholders in resource management initiatives as well as planning approaches that explicitly incorporate a social component into environmental planning and management.

Ken holds a joint appointment with UW-Extension, where he serves as a specialist on water resource and directs UW-Extension's Regional Natural Resources Program. The program involves a team of extension educators working throughout the state with local agency and organizational partners to address priority state and local resource management issues. For more information, visit Ken is also affiliated with the UW-Madison/UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center, The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Agro-ecology program.

Professor Genskow has a BS in General Engineering and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin-Madison.