Michael Roberts

  • A director of policy and performance for a state government service agency with former writing experience as a newspaper reporter
  • Graduated with a Master's in Public Administration and a Bachelor's in Business Administration

Experience

Michael Roberts is a former writer for The Balance. For nearly five years, he was a regular contributor specializing in government careers in the U.S. job market. He has experience in management, accounting, training, legislative analysis, policy writing, and project management.

While completing his MPA degree from Texas State Universtiy, Roberts published a research study about adult training programs.

He is the director of policy and performance at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. He has worked at the agency since 2008 in various positions: management analyst, supervisor support manager, and adult protective services policy manager. 

He has experience covering the local independent school district and community college for local community newspapers. 

Education

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas State University (San Marcos). 

Awards and Publications

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