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Academic Affairs

Scholars' Symposium Keynote Speakers

Dr. George Baker

Curriculum Vitae: http://www.people.hbs.edu/gbaker/Vita_9_03.pdf

George P. Baker is the Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He has published works on management incentives, leveraged buyouts, organizational economics, and the relationship between a firm's ownership structure and its management. Baker's recent work has focused on the problem of managerial performance measurement, and its role in the design of incentive systems and on the structure and performance of organizations. He is also the author of a book on the firm of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. published by Cambridge University Press. Most recently, Dr. Baker has served as the CEO of the Fox Islands, Maine wind project - a 4.5 megawatt wind energy installation in coastal Maine.

At HBS, Baker teaches in the MBA program, as well as in the doctoral program. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard, he worked both as a consultant with Temple, Barker and Sloane, and as a marketing manager with Teradyne Inc. Baker holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife, Lauren Jennings, an attorney, and two daughters.


Dr. Henrik Lund

Curriculum Vitae: http://people.plan.aau.dk/~lund/cv.php

Dr. Lund is a renewable energy planning specialist noted recently for his work in comprehensive renewable energy planning that targets "climate neutrality" (zero net fossil CO2 emissions) at the community level. Dr. Lund is a Professor of Energy Planning in the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark. His PhD, also from Aalborg University, was titled Implementation of Sustainable Energy Systems. His recent work has focused on developing 100% renewable energy plans for communities in Europe. His recent writing includes "Sustainable Towns: The Case of Frederikshavn Aiming at 100 % Renewable Energy" in the forthcoming book Sustainable Communities published by Lavoisier. Professor Lund sits on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals including Energy, The International Journal as Editor-in-Chief.


Brian Kermath

Curriculum Vitae:

Brian Kermath is a sustainability specialist with interests in sustainable communities, biodiversity, renewable energy, and sustainability education. His work has dealt with community development in Latin America and the U.S., campus greening, food plant diversity, landscaping, tourism, and renewable energy. Brian has worked as a Center Director, a Professor of Geography, a Research Associate in Global Conservation, and a Program Manager for campus greening and international programming. As a professor of Environmental Science, Geography, and Latin American Studies at Stetson University he worked on sustainability in Latin America, Florida, and Stetson's campus and taught a range of courses from World Economy to Biodiversity Conservation and Latin American Studies.

Brian's education includes a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from Michigan State University, a Graduate Certificate from the Centro Panamericano de Estudios e Investigaciones Geográficas in Quito, Ecuador, and Doctoral training from the University of Tennessee with the support of Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil.