Kenneth Kriz

Director & Kansas Regents Distinguished Professor
Kansas Public Finance Center, Wichita State University


Kenneth A. Kriz, Ph.D. is Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at Wichita State University and Director of the Kansas Public Finance Center. Dr. Kriz conducts research focusing on subnational debt policy and administration, public pension fund management, government financial risk management, and economic and revenue forecasting. He is a frequent presenter at public economics and public budgeting conferences and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters along with a textbook on quantitative research methods in public administration. Dr. Kriz has provided economic analyses and revenue forecasting models for many public and nonprofit organizations including the City of Omaha, Nebraska and the State of Nebraska. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the City of Wichita, Kansas Police & Fire Retirement System and on the Joint Investment Committee for the Wichita Retirement Systems. Dr. Kriz was a Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Estonia during academic year 2004-05 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the Czech Republic in 2008.