Dr. Diane Porter-Roberts (better known as DP) is the associate director of housing for student learning and engagement at the University of Florida. Her responsibilities include creating residential learning communities within the residence halls at UF, enhancing the academic environment in the halls, and persuading faculty members to get more involved with students outside of their classrooms. DP serves as the director of the Student Personnel in Higher Education graduate program in the UF College of Education. She teaches Foundations and Functions of College Student Personnel, Educational Outcomes of American Colleges and Universities, and Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs, and Group Supervision for Practicum and Internship Experiences. DP also spent six years as a faculty in residence at UF.
DP received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Florida. She is also a three-time graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, with degrees in middle school math and English, K-12 reading, and curriculum, instruction, and supervision.