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Aric Krause | Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford

Current Position and Past Experience
Aric Krause is Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, a position he has held since March 2017. In this capacity, Krause leads a team in developing graduate-level academic programs for working professionals, pushing the research frontiers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Prior to taking on his current role, Krause served as the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College, where he led strategic direction, faculty, budgeting, operations, program development and program review for the college. Prior to this, Krause spent 14 years at Westminster College, serving as the Dean of the Division of New Learning and the Dean of the Business School during his tenure.

Since 2000, Krause has also provided independent consulting to national and international companies on strategic decision making and to national and international universities on innovative academic program development. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served a total of ten years in both active-duty and reserve statuses.  

Education, Honors and Achievements
Krause earned his BS in Economics from Illinois State University in 1987, his MA from DePaul University in 1993, and his PhD in Economics from Colorado State University in 1998.

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