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 serving for 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 1, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Soledad O'Brien on Today's Media Environment

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien talks journalism and public policy with Dean Angela Evans. From current-day tensions to the media’s influence to bridging real-life voices with policy, Soledad O’Brien talks candidly about the role of media and public policy today. 

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NewsMay 25, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Professor Abigail Aiken on Ireland's Historic Referendum on Abortion

UPDATE, MAY 25: Ireland votes to end abortion ban. Read more. 

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NewsMay 11, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Texas Senator Kirk Watson Talks Public Service and Legislative Priorities

Texas Senator Kirk Watson joins Dean Angela Evans for this episode of Policy on Purpose. First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, Senator Watson represents Senate District 14, which now covers most of Travis County and all of Bastrop County. In this interview, Senator Watson discusses his top legislative priorities, including ready access to healthcare and government transparency, and his experiences formulating policy in the face of ideological differences.  


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