Shaping the next generation of problem solvers

As a highly ranked public policy school in a Tier I research university, the LBJ School attracts nationally and internationally recognized scholars and experts across a range of major policy areas. They come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds: engineering, sociology, economics, history, geography and political science. Many have held senior positions as policymakers at the federal (CIA, Department of Defense, Congressional Research Service, White House, etc.), state and local levels. They lead research and dialogue on today’s most salient public policy and management issues. The majority of faculty members listed here have their primary home appointment in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, making them readily accessible to students and research collaborators.


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Amy Leff

Assistant Professor of Practice

LBJ School faculty member Erin Lentz

Erin Lentz

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

LBJ School faculty member Scott Lilly

Scott Lilly

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

LBJ School faculty member Martin J. Luby

Martin J. Luby

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Ji Ma

Ji Ma

Assistant Professor in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies

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William McRaven

Professor of National Security

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Becca North


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Sheila Olmstead

Professor of Public Affairs

Todd Olmstead

Todd Olmstead

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

LBJ School faculty member Francie Ostrower

Francie Ostrower

Professor of Public Affairs and Professor of Fine Arts (College of Fine Arts)

LBJ School faculty member Rajeev Patel

Rajeev Patel

Research Professor

Steven Pedigo, LBJ School Professor of Practice, Director, LBJ Urban Lab

Steven Pedigo

Professor of Practice, Director of the LBJ Urban Lab

J. Paul Pope

J. Paul Pope

Professor of Practice; Senior Fellow, Intelligence Studies Project

Heath Prince

Heath J. Prince

Director and Research Scientist, Ray Marshall Center for the Study for Human Resources

LBJ School faculty member Varun Rai

Varun Rai

Professor of Public Affairs

Lorinc Redei, lecturer and graduate adviser, Master of Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School

Lorinc Redei

Associate Professor of Instruction; Assistant Dean for Academics

Katherine Rittenhouse

Katherine Rittenhouse

Assistant Professor

LBJ School faculty member Elizabeth Rybicki

Elizabeth Rybicki

Specialist on Congress and the Legislative Process, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Jaganath Sankaran

Jaganath "Jay" Sankaran

Assistant Professor