Ernest A. Almonte, Auditor General for the State of Rhode Island from 1994 to 2010, has joined the Taubman Center for Public Policy as an adjunct professor. This spring, he is teaching (PPAI 2700 S01), a graduate-level seminar that focuses on theories and practices in organizational and management strategies. Topics include organizational structure and design, communication, culture and diversity, change management, stakeholder relations, long-term strategic planning, as well as workforce development and leadership identification, development and succession strategies.
Almonte has more than thirty years of experience in the accounting profession. He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Taxation, and an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Bryant University. Mr. Almonte is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government and Innovations in Governance at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he is also Certified in Financial Forensics, a Certified Government Financial Manager, a Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds a Masters Degree in Taxation.