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Dr. Deborah D. Roberts

Faculty: SEI and LEAD

Deborah Roberts is a professor at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Her life’s work is about “Delivering on Democracy,” by improving government performance in a way that achieves the values of democracy. Working with both local and state clients, her specialties are executive leadership, management, emotional intelligence, facilitation, and organizational change and development. She enjoys working hands-on with local government clients on a wide gamut of topics -- whether it be reinventing government, strategic visioning, future searches, or team building with councils or top management teams. She is a regular faculty member for the Senior Executive Institute and LEAD programs. Her projects for the Commonwealth of Virginia have focused on intergovernmental relations, government ethics, campaign reform, government efficiency and privatization, civil service reform, and relations between localities and their school districts. She is a past Director of two U.Va. graduate programs: the Public Administration and Public Policy Program and the Mid-Career Executive Program. Deborah previously worked at the Brookings Institution and received her B.A., M.P.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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2400 Old Ivy Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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P.O. Box 400206
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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