Wong, Pat | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. in Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
  • M.A. in Social Work, Washington University, 1982
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Rochester, 1978
Teaching Areas
  • Research and Empirical Methods
  • Economics
  • Social Policy

Pat Wong holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His primary areas of interest are social policy, family and child welfare, poverty issues, housing and community development. His publications and government reports are in the areas of child support and welfare reform, Medicaid managed care and coordination of social services. He currently co-chairs a planning process dealing with homelessness at the City of Austin. He also serves as a board member on Texans Care for Children. Formerly, Wong was the assistant to the director for research and planning of Oi Kwan Social Service in Hong Kong. In that capacity he was in charge of evaluation, planning and staff development. Before that, he worked as a social worker for Yang Memorial Social Service and as a resettlement counselor for the International Institute in St. Louis.

Media Expertise
  • Children
  • Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Healthcare
  • Social policy


NewsFebruary 27, 2013
Texans Care for Children Publishes Report Based on LBJ School Student Research

In February, Texans Care for Children, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group, published a report titled “Solutions to Our Texas Challenge: 30 Ways to Build a Better Future for Kids and Our State.” Some analysis in the report is from a 2011 Policy Research Project (PRP) directed by Associate Professor of Public Affairs Pat Wong.

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