McGeorge School of Law

Kevin M. Bacon

Adjunct Professor of Public Administration, Vice President, Public Sector Consulting, IBM Business Consulting Services (retired)
Kevin M. Bacon

University of California at Davis, BA, Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc Economics


Kevin Bacon has more than 30 years of experience providing consulting services to public sector organizations. He is retired from IBM Business Consulting Services where he was a Vice President in its public sector consulting practice. Prior to joining IBM, he was a senior partner and consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their government consulting practice.

Mr. Bacon was an Adjunct Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2006-2018. His focus was on public administration and public management.

He has consulted with public agencies at the federal, state and local levels, as well as with several international organizations. He has led large projects designed to improve the quality, cost, and timeliness of public services. Consulting projects gave him the opportunity to work in 15 states, several foreign countries, major metropolitan areas, and a wide range of government program areas such as transportation, education, electric and water utilities, education, veteran’s affairs, social services, and consumer protection. In his management role with PwC and IBM, he was responsible for developing consulting staff, oversight of major client accounts, marketing and sales efforts, and quality and risk management functions for a $500 million consulting business.

Mr. Bacon has a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. Prior to his career in consulting, he was a senior consultant to the California Legislature on tax and public finance issues. 

He lived in Austin, Texas from 2004 to 2018.  He taught public management courses at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas from 2006 to 2018. He and his wife Kim live in Davis, CA. They have one son who lives in California.