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


Media MentionOctober 1, 2020
#TBT: 50 years of educating the "thinkers and doers" at the LBJ School

The impact of President Lyndon B. Johnson is greatly felt here in Central Texas. One of the most enduring parts of his legacy resides on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Fifty years ago this fall, the LBJ School of Public Affairs opened its doors to educate young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." From the beginning the mission was clear for the school.


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Media MentionSeptember 18, 2020
Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of cancer at age 87 NATIONAL NEWS

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. “This is an important time,” said Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. While President Trump is expected to nominate a conservative to the seat, Evans says the political ramifications for the Supreme Court are more nuanced. “You don’t know where the nominee’s pensions are,” said Evans.

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September 9, 2020
Hospitals: Fighting COVID-19 on the Frontlines

Hospitals have been the epicenter for fighting the coronavirus since its arrival on U.S. shores in early 2020. Peter McCanna (MPAff '86), president of Baylor Scott & White Health, joined LBJ School Dean Angela Evans to discuss how hospitals and health care facilities have coped to these unprecedented pressures and how they are adapting their operations and services to help mitigate challenges they will face in future public health emergencies.

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