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Ronald R. Braeutigam

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Image of Ronald BraeutigamRonald R. Braeutigam, Kapnick Professor of Business Institutions in the Department of Economics, assumed the post of Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education on September 1, 2006. In this capacity, Braeutigam focuses on enhancing the educational experience of Northwestern's undergraduate students. Working with deans, decanal staffs, faculty, and students, he serves as an advocate for undergraduate education and helps to facilitate cross-school initiatives. In collaboration with the Vice President for Student Affairs, he helps to link the curricular and co-curricular lives of students through Northwestern's eleven residential colleges.

Braeutigam's previous university service includes terms as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Advising in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2004-2006) and Director of the College’s Business Institutions Program (1995-2004).

Braeutigam works with several university centers and programs that report to the Office of the Provost, including: Study Abroad Office, Fellowship Office, Health Professions Advising, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Center for the Writing Arts, Center for Leadership, Center for Civic Engagement, Residential College Program, International Office , and Summer Academic Workshop. In addition, he serves on a vast number of university committees, both formal and informal.

A specialist in microeconomics, industrial organization, and public policy, Braeutigam received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He joined the faculty of Northwestern’s Department of Economics in 1975. Braeutigam has also taught at Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology, and he has held an appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Science Center Berlin). He is past president of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. Braeutigam has published many research papers and three books, including one of the leading textbooks in intermediate microeconomic theory. In 1997 he was designated as a Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence, the University’s highest award for distinguished undergraduate teaching.

Ronald R. Braeutigam, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
1-114 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847 491-7040
Fax: 847 491-4434