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MST Faculty

Matthew Brodie

MSA and MST programs; Clinical Assistant Professor

Professor Brodie, a clinical assistant professor in the Gabelli School’s accounting and taxation area, is president of the tax firm M. Brodie & Associates, Inc., specializing in all aspects of individual and business planning, including income tax, estate and gift tax, retirement planning, and business succession planning for high-net-worth individuals. He is also a prominent national lecturer at various CPE conferences, speaking on annual tax updates and specific tax-planning areas.

Professor Brodie began his tax career at KPMG Main Hurdman in New York, where he worked extensively on federal, state, and local income tax issues. In 1984 he joined Coopers & Lybrand in New York, where he specialized in individual, estate, and gift taxation for Fortune 500 executives and managing directors in the financial-services industry. He became a senior tax manager at the firm in 1986.

Professor Brodie received his bachelor’s degree from Western New England College and became a Certified Financial Planner at Adelphi University. He earned his MS in taxation at Long Island University.


Paul Kushel, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Kushel is president of Cash Kushel Associates and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

Prior to joining the Gabelli School faculty, Dr. Kushel taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has received awards for his teaching at both institutions, including Fordham University’s Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence, which he won three times; the Stanley Fuchs Award, given for his dedication and commitment to the Gabelli School of Business student body; and NYU’s All-University Great Teacher Award.

Before entering academia, Dr. Kushel worked in Arthur Andersen & Co.’s New York office. He has taught seminars for more than 50 financial companies and has delivered lectures to banks, investment banks, and accounting firms on topics in accounting, taxation, and finance.

He received his BA and MBA from New York University and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.