Derek Kauneckis

Associate Professor

Prof. Kauneckis is an associate professor of environmental studies at the Voinovich School with over 20 years of practical and academic experience in the environmental field. His research focuses on the behavioral and institutional components of climate change adaptation and mitigation policy, resilience planning, local governance, collaborative environmental policy, property rights, and innovation policy. Prof. Kauneckis is the recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards and consults with government agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations. He specializes in policy analysis, integrative modeling, sustainability assessment, and institutional design. Prof. Kauneckis’ research has been sponsored by Fulbright, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).