Rachel Krause

Dr. Rachel Krause
  • Professor


Dr. Rachel Krause is a Professor at the University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration. Her research engages theories of urban governance, the selection and use of policy tools, collaboration, and the influence of institutions on policy and management decisions to understand the dynamics of urban sustainability and climate protection initiatives. She has been a PI on multiple NSF-funded research grants and is co-author of the book Implementing City Sustainability: Overcoming Administrative Silos to Achieve Functional Collective Action.


Rachel teaches policy analysis, public policy and urban administration, and a class on sustainable communities in the MPA program.

Teaching interests:

  • Policy analysis
  • urban policy
  • local governance
  • public policy
  • research methods
  • sustainability