Education
  • Ph.D. in public administration, Syracuse University

Richard L. Schott, who holds a Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University, teaches courses in public management, managerial psychology, education policy, and multiculturalism. Prior to joining the UT Austin Department of Government in 1972, he served four years as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Information Agency. He became a faculty member at the LBJ School in 1975. His current interests include ethnic relations, public management, the psychology of management, and education policy.

Schott has authored or coauthored a number of books, monographs, and articles on the federal bureaucracy, congressional-executive relations, and the psychology of management, including a textbook entitled Congress and the Administrative State. As a participant in the NEH-sponsored Administrative History of the Johnson Presidency project, he is coauthor of People, Positions, and Power, a study of the political appointments of Lyndon Johnson. 

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  • Individual psychology
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Psychology
  • Psychology & Management

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Professor Richard Schott Leaves Enduring Legacy From Distinguished 40-Year Career at the LBJ School

Dr. Richard L. Schott, former professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, passed away on Saturday, June 13. Dr. Schott was a faculty member at the School from 1974 – 2014, during which he taught courses in ethnic relations, public management, the psychology of management, and education policy.

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