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


NewsApril 10, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Former HUD Secretary Castro Talks Fair Housing, 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or gender. As former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Honorable Julián Castro knows as well as anyone some of the most pertinent challenges America faces today.

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NewsApril 2, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Immigration Expert Ruth Wasem Breaks Down ‘Four Pillars’ of Trump’s Immigration Policy

“Now, I think we need major improvements to border security. I'm not saying we don't infuse a lot of public money into border security. But the first place I would put that is in infrastructure at the ports of entry.” —Ruth Wasem

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to lay out what he called his four pillars related to U.S. immigration policy. Those four pillars centered around:

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NewsMarch 19, 2018
LBJ School, Dean Angela Evans Launch Policy on Purpose Podcast

Episode 1 of the LBJ School's newly launched podcast, Policy on Purpose, debuts with a conversation among Dean Angela Evans and Ruth Wasem on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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