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.
- Public Administration and Management
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Governing/Managing Public and Civic Affairs
- 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.