Earl B. Taylor Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Brian Brent teaches in the leadership program, examining administrative decision making and fiscal policy issues in schools and universities. His teaching interests also include providing students with the methodological skills needed to design and conduct studies in educational leadership and policy.
Brent researches micro-level resource allocation practices, nontraditional revenues at the local level, and the cost-effective use of education dollars. He has published on these topics in many forums, including The Journal of Education Finance, Educational Policy, Leadership and Policy in Schools, Economics of Education Review, Journal of School Choice, Journal of School Business Management, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal, and School Business Affairs. He is also the author of Raising Money for Education (Corwin Press, 1997) and numerous book chapters. In addition, he serves on many editorial boards, including the Journal of Education Finance, Leadership and Policy in Schools, Education and Urban Society, Journal of Research in Rural Education, and School Business Affairs. Brent’s scholarly work and teaching have received several awards, including the University of Rochester’s Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching and the New Scholars Award from the United States Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
Brent, who joined the Warner School’s faculty in 1997, serves as a consultant to numerous school districts and educational institutions on school finance issues, and serves on the New York State Board of Regents Technical Advisory Panel on School Finance and the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) editorial board. He also served on the board of the American Education Finance Association. He was a certified public accountant, and employed by two Big Eight accounting firms.