Abner, Gordon | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Joint Ph.D. Public Policy, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • B.A. International Studies, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
Research Areas
  • Employee Morale
  • Policy Implementation
  • Government Performance
Teaching Areas
  • Finance
  • Management
  • 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.

Newsworthy

NewsMay 11, 2018
New Faculty Join LBJ School of Public Affairs

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 .

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NewsApril 18, 2018
Innovation Bound - The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research held April 30, 2018; Special Student Poster Session Added to Day’s Research Tribute

The LBJ School prides itself on contributing viable solutions to society through the public and social dialogue of our world. Throughout each year, both students and faculty undertake timely policy research to stretch intellectual boundaries and tackle the most complex problems of our day. INNOVATION BOUND celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished faculty and students.

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