Bryna was appointed deputy provost in 2009. She previously was associate dean for Academic Affairs and chair of Urban Policy Analysis and Management at Milano, where she is a tenured professor. A scholar of public policy and management, she has worked and published in city service delivery, welfare reform, leadership, innovation, and performance management. She has consulted for city and state government agencies and held leadership positions, including vice president, at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. She is on boards of various nonprofit organizations, and in 2009 was honored as a “New Yorker who makes a difference” by United Neighborhood Houses. She holds a PhD from Brandeis and an AB from Vassar College.