Specialization: Finance & Fiscal Policy
Kevin M. Bronner has a long and distinguished career in public service. A professor at the University of Albany since 1997, Dr. Bronner has taught courses in microeconomics, governmental accounting, regulatory administration, public finance, public budgeting, and strategic planning.
As Principal Utility Financial Analyst with the New York State Public Service Commission from 1970-2003, he has been involved with auditing large electric and gas companies, including audits of issues associated with Enron-type problems. He’s worked with the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission on compliance audits, and analyzed complex mergers, and financings and derivatives transactions for utilities. In 1996 and 1997, he worked at the New York State Consumer Protection Board on utility issues.
Dr. Bronner is a trainer for Rockefeller College’s Professional Development Program where he conducts workshops in cost benefit analysis, fraud and forensic accounting, the Sarbanes-Oxley Law, internal auditing, computer assisted auditing, and the New York State budget process. From 2000 to 2007, he served as councilperson for the Town of Colonie, having responsibility for the oversight of the comptroller, assessor, industrial development authority, tax office, human resources, management information systems, and senior resources office.
Dr. Bronner earned his PhD in public administration and master’s in public administration/public finance from the University at Albany. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University at Albany Massry School of Business, and an associate’s degree in business administration from the Junior College of Albany.
A member of the American Society of Public Administration and the New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association, Dr. Bronner has authored articles in journals such as Public Utilities Fortnightly, and State and Local Government Review, and acted as a reviewer for Financial Management.
Dr. Bronner served as a member of the University of Albany Council from 2002 to 2009, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the University at Albany’s chapter of the National Leadership Honor Society. He was also inducted into Phi Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. He was awarded the University at Albany’s Distinguished Service Award by the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in 2009. Dr. Bronner and his family reside in Loudonville, NY.