Ken Genskow

Position title: Associate Professor, Planning & Landscape Architecture & UW-Extension


Phone: 608-890-0673

925 Bascom Mall
112a Music Hall
Madison, WI 53706

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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. Professor 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 social science dimensions into environmental planning and management.

Genskow holds a joint appointment with UW-Extension, where he serves as a specialist on water resources and directs UW-Extension’s programs for Regional Natural ResourcesVolunteer Stream MonitoringAquatic Invasive Species, and Farmer-led Watershed Councils. These programs, conducted thorugh the UW-Madison/UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center, involve Extension educators working throughout the state with local agency and organizational partners to address priority state and local resource management issues. He is also affiliated with UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Agro-ecology program, and Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.

Genskow has a BS in General Engineering and a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as an engineer/planner with Peace Corps Nepal from 1989-1992.