Laura Keyes, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership

Laura Keyes, Ph.D., an AICP 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.

Previously, Dr. Keyes served in multiple planning capacities in the areas of transportation, housing and aging for the Atlanta Regional Commission. She also served as both vice president and president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association and is in her 6th year of leadership service to the American Society of Aging. Dr. Keyes teaches courses in community development and planning, proposal writing and grants administration, and volunteer program management.

She recently published her research specific to aging policy in Public Administration Quarterly (2017), the Journal of Administrative Theory and Praxis (2016), Journal of Ageing in Emerging Economies (2015), and Journal of Aging & Social Policy (2014). She has published a number of other scholarly journal articles and text book chapters on public administration. 

Primary Research Interests: 

Local government, community development, nonprofit management, and undergraduate education

Other Information: 

Laura Keyes is the undergraduate coordinator for the Department of Public Administration. She coordinates our Urban Policy and Planning degree as well as Nonprofit Leadership Studies degree. Both programs have a minor option in addition to the minor in public administration. The department also offers two certificate programs in volunteer management and alternative dispute resolution. 

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