Meet the New Graduate Program Coordinator

(L-R) Robin Larson, Graduate Program Coordinator; Leslie Leip, Associate Director; and Palina Prysmakova, Assistant Professor, at the LeRoy Collins Public Ethics Academy dedication reception on August 22, 2018.


Robin Larson, Ph.D., is the new faculty coordinator for the Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management programs within the FAU School of Public Administration (SPA). She is a retired Captain with more than 23 years of experience at the Pompano Beach Police Department and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as well as the former Executive Director for the Department of Professional Standards, where she engaged in policy, planning, and research for Internal Affairs and the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies.

“As the MNM/MPA programs coordinator, my desire is to see our students achieve all their academic goals and emerge from our programs ready to serve and grow in various sectors of public service,” Dr. Larson said.  “I’m privileged to work with incredible faculty who offer challenging and meaningful curriculum as well as practical knowledge and skills that ready our students for challenges in today’s increasingly complex world.”

Dr. Larson has managed many complex projects, including agency mergers and organizational restructuring. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and Barry University in Criminal Justice and Public Administration degree programs. Dr. Larson holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

You may contact Dr. Larson via email at rlarson2@fau.edu or by phone at (561) 297-4569.