Inman, Bobby R. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • National War College, 1972
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1950
Research Areas
  • Political, Economic and Military Activities around the Globe
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Intelligence and National Security

Adm. Bobby R. Inman became an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He was appointed a tenured professor holding the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy in August 2001. He served as interim dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2005 and again from January 2009 to March 2010. Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, retiring with the permanent rank of admiral. On active duty he served as director of the National Security Agency and as deputy director of Central Intelligence. After retirement from the Navy, he was chairman and CEO of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas, for four years and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Westmark Systems Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company, for three years. Inman also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990. Adm. Inman’s primary business activity since 1990 has been investing in startup technology companies, serving as managing director of Gefinor Ventures and Limestone Capital Advisors. He serves as a trustee of the American Assembly and the California Institute of Technology. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Media Expertise
  • National Security
  • Presidency
  • Trade
  • U.S. Foreign Policy


NewsMarch 9, 2018
LBJ School Dean to Receive ASPA Leadership Award; LBJ Faculty Lead ASPA Presidential Panel

Austin, TX (March 9, 2018) –Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School, is the recipient of the 2018 Joan Fiss Bishop Leadership Award, presented by the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA). The award will be presented at the upcoming ASPA Annual Conference in Denver, March 9-13.

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Media MentionJanuary 31, 2017
Discourse in Democracy series to host retired Admiral Bobby Inman

Retired Admiral Bobby R. Inman will present as part of Texas State University's Discourse in Democracy series.

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Media MentionNovember 29, 2016
Texans Discuss Future Relations With Cuba

Admiral Bobby Inman on the future of Cuban relations: "This idea that somehow by withholding trade or business you can influence succession is just ludicrous."

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