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 Nonprofits)

Angela Evans was dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs from 2016 to 2020. She joined the School as a professor of practice in 2009 after 40 years in public service to the U.S. Congress, including 15 as the deputy director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a legislative branch agency that provides nonpartisan research and public policy analysis to Congress.

During her tenure, the LBJ School's U.S. News and World Report ranking rose from 14 to 8. She strengthened its commitment to producing dynamic, actionable research to inform real-world policymaking; attracting and retaining the best talent to teach and engage with the School's communities; and giving diverse cohorts of students the knowledge and skills to influence and lead in the civic sector. She refreshed the School's academic programming, expanded its intellectual leadership; streamlined systems and operations; and raised over $57 million in funding. She was instrumental in creating three centers: the LBJ Urban Lab, the Prison and Jail Innocation Lab (PJIL) and The Impact Factory (an initiative with Dell Medical School). She championed the inauguration of the LBJ Women's Campaign School, and created leadership positions including an associate dean for students, an assistant dean for community engagement, and an assistant dean for academic strategies.

Evans's numerous teaching awards include the 2012 Texas Exes teaching award, the most valuable class (2010 and 2012) and the most helpful professor (every year between 2010 and 2015).

Evans is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration; past president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) (2013–14); and served on the executive committee of National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Analysis (NASPAA). She is a visiting fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, where she is working on reimagining public affairs education.

Media Expertise
  • Public Management
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Politics
  • Public Administration & Management


NewsDecember 8, 2020
LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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NewsDecember 8, 2020
LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2020

On Dec. 5, the LBJ Washington Center celebrated its fifth class of fall 2020 graduates in hybrid graduation ceremony.

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FeatureDecember 8, 2020
The reckoning: A new role for schools of public affairs
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