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


February 1, 2019
Highest price of shutdowns: Deterring people from government careers

Using government shutdowns as a political tool undermines democracy and vital public policy by discouraging bright, dynamic thinkers and doers from entering public service, warns LBJ School Dean Angela Evans in The Hill

"Nothing could be more reckless than to seek to blackmail opponents into agreeing to a policy by placing the entire federal governance structure at risk, including the very agencies that carry out critical functions of offering safe environments in which to work, travel, eat, live, raise children and seek care," Evans writes.

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NewsJanuary 23, 2019
Policy on Purpose: Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss joins Dean Angela Evans to talk about why and how drawing on history to illuminate and improve politics and policy is critical, and what he's learned from approaching history through issues and circumstances rather than biography.

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NewsDecember 12, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Former LBJ School Dean, Deputy Secretary of State (2009–11) James Steinberg on globalization

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," former LBJ School dean and Obama administration Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg joins Dean Angela Evans for a conversation on globalization, U.S.-Chinese relations and an international-facing public policy education.

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