Robert Bruner is the dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia where he has been a faculty member since 1982.
A financial economist whose research focuses on capital structure management, commercial and investment banking and corporate finance, Dr. Bruner is frequently a consultant for leading banks and professional services firms to train employees in these areas.
He has published numerous books and articles on a variety of investment bank and finance topics and has developed a variety of instructional software programs on corporate value creation. He was the founding co-editor of the Emerging Markets Review and has served on its Advisory Board since 2004.
From 1996 to 2010, Dr. Bruner was co-editor of Educator: Courses, Cases, and Teaching, a successor to Finance Teaching and Case Abstracts, which he founded in 1996.
Dr. Bruner is currently chairman of a Task Force on the Globalization of Management for AACSB International and the Board of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. He was also a banker at First Chicago Corporation for three years and served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1971 to 1977.
Dr. Bruner received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his master's and doctorate in business administration from Harvard University.