Paul Bruno is an assistant professor of education policy, organization, and leadership in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He uses quantitative methods to study school finance, school choice, resource allocation in schools, and teacher quality. In addition to writing policy briefs and reports for policymakers and practitioners, his research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Education Finance, American Educational Research Journal, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. He has also taught middle school science in Oakland and Los Angeles.
Bruno received his MA in economics from the University of Southern California, and before that, an MA in science and math education from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in urban education policy from the University of Southern California.