- MPA, University of Colorado
- B.A., Political Science, University of Colorado
Ambassador Engle is a lecturer at the LBJ School for courses on international diplomacy and operations. Engle is a Strauss Center distinguished scholar and previously served as the center's associate director. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the senior advisor for international affairs at UT's International Office.
Ambassador Engle previously served as the U.S. Department of State's Diplomat-in-Residence at the LBJ School following an assignment as Management Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Prior, he was the U.S. ambassador to the Togolese Republic. He joined the Foreign Service (U.S. Department of State) in 1981, following a tour as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea. He has served in management positions in Pakistan, Germany, Washington, Ethiopia and Cyprus. He was the recipient of the State Department's Leamon R. Hunt Award for Administrative Excellence in 1990.
Following his assignment in Cyprus, Ambassador Engle served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi, from 1992–95. From 1996–99, he was U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa. Returning to Washington, he served as director of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) from 1999–2001, special coordinator for the African Crisis Response Initiative from 2001–02, and director of the Office of Regional and Security Affairs in the State Department's Bureau of African Affairs from 2002–03.