Mark Rickenbach

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Professor & Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity

Office Location: Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-890-0225



Degree Institution Major Field Granted
B.S. Pennsylvania State University Forest Science 1994
M.S. University of Massachusetts-Amherst Forestry 1996
Ph.D. Oregon State University Forest Resources 2000

Professional Experience

Institution Title Specialization Years
UW-Madison Interim AVC for Research Policy & Integrity [OVCGRE] Research policy, integrity & security 2023-present
UW-Madison Professor (Assistant 2000-2006; Associate 2006-2011; Extension Specialist 2000-2019) Social sciences; policy & practice; higher education leadership 2000-present
For previous roles, see Positions and Roles section of Curriculum Vitae. 


Dr. Rickenbach’s research activities are constrained, but also inspired by his leadership role as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity as part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education. By training and experience, he is a forester and a social scientist with experiences in varied methodologies applied to pressing forestry, natural resource, and agricultural questions. He has also applied social science techniques to leadership questions in higher education and research leadership. In general, he actively participates in collaborative research as a co-investigator, graduate mentor, and thought partner on varied use-inspired research projects that explore how institutions shape policy or practice.

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