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.