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


NewsJuly 22, 2019
LBJ Dean Angela Evans to moderate a July 23 public forum on homelessness in Austin

LBJ School Dean Angela Evans will moderate a panel sponsored by the Downtown Austin Alliance featuring Austin city and police officials from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 to discuss recent changes to the camping and sit/lie ordinances that went into effect July 1. The forum will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.

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Media MentionJuly 8, 2019
How Can We Fix Presidential Debates? Ditch The Stopwatch And The Live Audience

After #DemDebate number one, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans spoke with the Texas Standard about how the game show format distracts viewers from important issues.

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Media MentionJuly 2, 2019
Presidential debates should inform, not entertain, the voters

The #DemDebates were great for television. Were they good for democracy?

Dean Angela Evans of the LBJ School explains how changing the debate format could better inform voters. 

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