Rowan Miranda is an adjunct professor in the Ford School of Public Policy and associate vice president for finance at the University of Michigan. He teaches courses related to budgeting, urban policy, and public management. As associate vice president of finance, he is responsible for the oversight of the university's central financial functions (accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, accounting, payroll, and sponsored programs), external audited financial statements, financial analysis, internal controls, tax management, and treasury functions including cash, debt, and risk management. He reports to the University's executive vice-president and chief financial officer.
For over 20 years, Miranda has served as both a practitioner and an academic working on issues related to public sector financial management and service delivery. Formerly an executive partner at Accenture, he has served as a consultant to nearly 150 public service organizations. He also has held senior financial management roles in the public sector.
Rowan holds a PhD in public policy analysis from the University of Chicago. He has served on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Chicago. He also has published on a broad range of topics including public budgeting, taxation, economic development finance, privatization, and enterprise systems.