- Date of birth: March 23, 1954
- Born: in Ithaca, New York, The United States.
- Description: Dr. Kate Bronfenbrenner is an American scholar and academic administrator. Since 1993 she has been the Director of Labor Education Research at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Professor Bronfenbrenner obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976, and earned her doctorate in 1993, both from Cornell University. She is considered a respected expert on labor union organizing and collective bargaining strategies, a reputation gained in part through her studies of anti-union tactics utilized by employers in NLRB-sponsored union organizing elections. She has also conducted research on the impact of outsourcing and offshoring on workers, wages, employment and unions, not only in the United States but worldwide.
Professor Bronfenbrenner is a member of both the United Association for Labor Education and the Industrial Relations Research Association.
Her late father, Dr. Urie Bronfenbrenner, was a well known researcher in the field of developmental psychology.