Khalid Kadir, PhD

Position

Provost

Education

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
MSE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
BSE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bio

Khalid is the Provost and a Professor at Presidio Graduate School, where he has been teaching and contributing since August 2015. As a Professor, Khalid teaches two courses, Economy and Society and Data Analytics. He is also a Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught courses since 2010 on global poverty, political economy, and environmental engineering, in addition to holding numerous other teaching and service roles dating back to 2000.

In addition to his teaching and service, Khalid has worked on consulting projects for nonprofit organizations related to water, sanitation, and poverty, both internationally and domestically. In all of these projects, Khalid has sought to address the needs of underserved communities while at the same time applying innovative approaches to complex problems. Among his projects, Khalid worked with Save The Children’s UK/Humanitarian Innovation Fund, The Watershed Project, and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development. Khalid has presented at dozens of international conferences, including a compelling climate change lecture in the 2019 Acterra Spring Lecture Series. He has authored or co-authored articles in journals including Waterlines and Water Research, and also wrote and narrated the 2014 video, “Can Experts Solve Poverty?

In a broad sense, Khalid works to apply his advanced skills to tackle complex problems in innovative ways that prioritize social justice and environmental sustainability. Among his many accolades, Khalid has been recognized repeatedly for outstanding teaching, most notably receiving the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award from UC-Berkeley and the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Outstanding MBA Faculty Awards from Presidio Graduate School, in addition to numerous research grants, fellowships, and scholarships throughout his career.

Khalid holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (2010). He earned a Masters of Science degree in Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (2002) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1998). In 2007, Khalid was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to work on water and wastewater treatment systems in Morocco while completing his Ph.D. research.