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Shaphan Roberts

Adjunct Professor
Straus Institute, Caruso School of Law


Shaphan Roberts is the Director for Los Angeles City Attorney's Dispute Resolution Program and an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University's PKE program. Mr. Roberts manages the coordination of all programmatic aspects of the Dispute Resolution Program, including community mediation, the Community Police Unification (CPU) Program, and growth of the program in line with the goals of the City Attorney's Community Justice Initiative.

Mr. Roberts' abilities as a leader in conflict resolution have been a pronounced asset in this ever changing political climate. He serves as the head liaison with public and private alternative dispute resolution programs; with federal, state, and local agencies as well as colleges, universities and other community based organizations. Additionally, he manages the recruitment, training and certification of the DRP's volunteer mediator workforce. He is often requested to train city departments and community organizations on conflict management, de-escalation and cross cultural communication.