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 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 agencywide 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


NewsJune 1, 2020
LBJ Dean Angela Evans: 'We have to open our eyes and hearts to stand together.'

"America's failures and flaws are undeniably being laid bare," writes LBJ School Dean Angela Evans. "There is no excuse for the loss of over 100,000 Americans to a virus. There is no excuse for another unarmed black man dying on our streets at the hand of a police officer. There is no excuse for millions of our fellow Americans having to struggle to eat and secure shelter. We must step up. Righteous indignation is not enough. Only when we get into the game — into the arena — when we stop blame and commit to working on these problems with open minds and hearts can things get better."

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May 14, 2020
Pushing the Bounds of COVID-19 Testing and the Search for a Vaccine

LBJ School of Public Affairs Dean Angela Evans is in conversation with Mei Mei Hu, co-CEO of COVAXX and CEO of United Neuroscience, and a member of the executive committee of United Biomedical, Inc. UBI recently made big news when it provided their newly developed COVID-19 antibody tests for all residents of San Miguel County, Colorado, where the company is based. Dean Evans explores the aspirations and challenges of Hu's bold, local initiative to confront the global pandemic amidst an increasingly varied national response.

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Media MentionApril 1, 2020
LBJ School launching virtual series

LBJ School Dean Angela Evans talks about LBJ In the Arena, to explore public policy's critical role in dealing with COVID-19.

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