The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2018 summer and 2018-19 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include national security, public management, economics and philanthropy.
- Joint Ph.D. Public Policy, Indiana University - Bloomington
- B.A. International Studies, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
- Employee Morale
- Policy Implementation
- Government Performance
- Leadership (including nonprofits)
- Policy Process and Institutions
Gordon Abner is a public management scholar whose research focuses on improving citizens’ perceptions of public employees and government service, and on improving the morale and performance of public employees — which he is particularly interested in within the sphere of social policy. Professor Abner has employed a variety of methods in his research including experiments, content analysis, interviews and regression, and he enjoys learning new methods that may be applicable to his work. His research has appeared in Nonprofit Management and Leadership as well as in the Review of Public Personnel Administration.