Rhodes, Lodis | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. in social psychology, University of Nebraska, 1972; M.S. in psychology, Kansas State University, 1970; B.A., Kansas State University, 1968

Lodis Rhodes has a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Nebraska. Prior to his appointment at the LBJ School in 1974, he was a Fellow of the American Council on Education and created the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. At UT Austin he has served as Assistant to the Vice President and Provost and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the LBJ School.

Rhodes teaches courses on management, community development, and education policy. He leads a multi-year research project on "best practices" to ensure equitable access to digital technologies. The current phase of the project looks at how and where communities use interactive technologies. It includes a study of the public access sites of the AFN-Neighborhood Network that was created during an earlier phase of the project.

Rhodes is cofounder and Chairman of the Board of the Austin Learning Academy, a community-based research and development laboratory that focuses on education.

Media Expertise
  • Technology Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Management


NewsAugust 15, 2017
LBJ School Professor Lodis Rhodes, lifelong educator

Lodis Rhodes, whose teaching career spanned 42 years at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, died on Aug. 3, 2017. He was 71 years old.

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FeatureFebruary 27, 2017
Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Randazzo (MPAff '03), CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative

Matthew came to the LBJ School with an interest in education and social policy. He appreciates that while he was able to study education policy, LBJ gave him a breadth of knowledge and tools for his career, especially his ability to learn.

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