Bixler, R. Patrick | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Research Areas
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Governing/Managing Public and Civic Affairs
Teaching Areas
  • Finance
  • Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
  • Social Policy

R. Patrick Bixler is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. His fields of interest include public policy, public administration, governance, organizational theory, nonprofit and philanthropy studies, network science and sustainability science. His current research focuses on the collaboration of public, private and nonprofit institutions to solve complex social and environmental problems and promote social innovation. He has an ongoing interest in sustainability and environmental policy and leads the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators project. He is also a faculty team member of Planet Texas 2050, a campus-wide research initiative.


NewsMay 18, 2020
RGK's CONNECT program gives graduates valuable consulting experience

As the spring semester comes to a close, 29 CONNECT graduate fellows from across campus wrap up their data and evaluation projects and prepare to present their work. The CONNECT program, developed and spearheaded by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler, identifies nonprofit and public-serving organizations in the Austin area that have scoped a data project and matches them with graduate students seeking applied evaluation or measurement-related experience.

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Media MentionFebruary 12, 2020
UT professor maps climate vulnerability in Austin

The Austin Monitor took a closer look at a study by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler that assesses how climate change affects people in Austin based on their social vulnerability. Bixler presented the study's findings at a Feb. 5 meeting of the Environmental Commission




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NewsMay 30, 2019
Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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