Public Administration

Leslie Roberts, J.D.

Prior to joining the faculty at UNT in 2011, Ms. Roberts practiced law for over 20 years in both the U.S. and overseas. She has more than 8 years experience working as a mediator in business, probate, employment, education, and family disputes.


  • PADM 4000, Mediation
  • PADM 4010, Family Mediation 
  • PADM 4050, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • PADM 4060, Practicum in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • PADM 4610, Topics in Community Service


Alumna Melissa Huffman helps keep Texans safe during hurricane

Melissa Huffman ('12 M.P.A.) had planned a relaxing trip to her hometown of Coppell for the last weekend in August to celebrate her mother's birthday.

But as a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in League City, near Houston, Huffman canceled her trip when forecast models showed a tropical depression in the Caribbean -- named Harvey -- likely to hit the Texas coast after it strengthened into a hurricane.

LaToya Rowell - Volunteer

“UNT's Certificate in Volunteer and Community Resource Management is a must for anyone seeking a career in community involvement. Whether you’re seeking a career in a corporation working with non-profit partners or working directly for a non-profit, UNT's Certificate in Volunteer and Community Resource Management will give you that competitive edge.”

LaToya Rowell (’15)
National External Affairs Coordinator, Comerica Bank

Laura Keyes, Ph.D.

Laura Keyes, Ph.D., an ACIP certified planner, holds a position of Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Nonprofit Leadership Studies degree for the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas. Her doctoral dissertation examined Age Friendly Cities: the bureaucratic responsiveness effects on age friendly policy adoption.