Evans, Angela | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.A., Canisius College
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)

Angela Evans became dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2016. She joined the LBJ School as a clinical professor of the practice of public policy after 40 years in public service to the U.S. Congress. During the last 13 of these years, she was the deputy director of the Congressional Research Service, leading major organizational changes that enhanced the research capacity of the service and improved the effectiveness of critical operations. Among her achievements were the creation of unique management positions to lead the service’s research and analysis, the development and implementation of an agency-wide research agenda directly aligned with the legislative deliberations of Congress, the introduction of performance standards to evaluate the success of the service, the development of a performance assessment system for service staffers, and the creation of the first federally funded succession plan to address the potential retirement of a large cohort of the workforce. Professor Evans has been the recipient of research awards including grants from the Policy Research Institute, the National Science Foundation and the Dirksen Congressional Center. She has been honored with the Texas Exes Teaching Award and the LBJ School accolades of Most Valuable Class, Most Helpful Professor to Students and Best New Professor.

Media Expertise
  • Public Management
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Performance management
  • Politics
  • Public Administration & Management


NewsOctober 16, 2018
CIA’s first Resident Intelligence Officer comes to UT Austin, LBJ School

The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Central Intelligence Agency’s first resident intelligence officer (RIO) under its new Visiting Intelligence Officer Program. As UT’s RIO, Alan Kessler joins the university community to help bridge the gap between the intelligence community and academia. Kessler will work within the LBJ School of Public Affairs through fall 2020.

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NewsSeptember 26, 2018
Policy on Purpose [Recorded Live]: Mitch Landrieu visits UT Austin, urges fight against racism

In a special Policy on Purpose recorded live on Sept. 18, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses a crowd of 300+ UT students, urging them to stay engaged with today’s most pressing issues. Listen to the episode

"You need to stop thinking about whether you are a Republican or Democrat. You'd better start thinking about whether you believe in democracy or not." — Mitch Landrieu 

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NewsSeptember 21, 2018
LBJ School, Annette Strauss Institute Welcomes Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin welcomed former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the UT campus on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School, led a conversation with Landrieu at the Texas Union Theatre.

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