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Patrick Roberts

Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration & Policy (CPAP)
Patrick Roberts
900 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22203
  • Ph.D., Government, University of Virginia, 2006
  • M.A., Political Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, 2000
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Dallas, 1997
  • Public management
  • Emergency management and disaster governance
  • Policy history
  • Public sector ethics
  •  PAPA 5316: Governmental Administration II: System Skills for Managers
  • PAPA 6264: Advanced Topics: Policy Systems Management: Homeland Security & Prevention
  • PAPA 6344: Leadership & Management Processes
  • PAPA 6414: Normative Foundations of Public Administration and Policy


  • Disasters and the American State: How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Public Prepare for the Unexpected. New York. Cambridge University Press, 2013.


  • Disaster and Security Governance
  • Technology and Public Managerial Thinking and Decision-making
  • Homeland Security