Laura Keyes, Ph.D., an AICP-certified planner, holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator in Nonprofit Leadership Studies and Urban Policy and Planning for the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas. She teaches courses on community development, nonprofit management, and program evaluation. Her research interests include local government, age-friendly cities, livable communities, undergraduate education, and service learning. Dr. Keyes serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Gerontology and the Journal of Nonprofit Leadership and Education.
She recently co-authored and published her research specific to aging policy in the Journal of Applied Gerontology (2021) and the Journal of Aging and Social Policy (2022), corruption in local government in Public Integrity (2022), nonprofit and local government policy response to the homeless population during the COVID 19 pandemic in Public Administration Review (2020), International Journal of Public Administration (2021), and Chinese Public Administration Review (2021), and nonprofit education in the Journal of Nonprofit Leadership Studies (2021, and forthcoming). She has published several textbook chapters on public administration.
Primary Research Interests:
Local government, community development, nonprofit management, and undergraduate education
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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