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.


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

Linda K. George and John Wilson Professor of Sociology Pamela Paxton

Pamela Paxton

Linda K. George and John Wilson Professor of Sociology

Steven Pedigo, Assistant Dean for Faculty of Practice and Policy Engagement, Director, LBJ Urban Lab

Steven Pedigo

Assistant Dean for Faculty of Practice and Policy Engagement, 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

Courtesy Professor Pedro Reyes

Pedro Reyes

Ashbel Smith Professor of Education Leadership & Policy

Katherine Rittenhouse

Katherine Rittenhouse

Assistant Professor

Victor B. Sáenz serves as the Associate Dean for Student Success, Community Engagement, and Administration in the College of Education

Victor B. Sáenz

Associate Dean for Student Success, Community Engagement, and Administration; L.D. Haskew Centennial Professor in Public School Administration

Jaganath Sankaran

Jaganath "Jay" Sankaran

Assistant Professor

Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Bill Shute

William Shute

Executive Director, LBJ Washington Center

Stephen Slick, clinical professor at the LBJ School; director, Intelligence Studies Project

Stephen Slick

Professor of Public Policy Practice; Director, Intelligence Studies Project

LBJ School faculty member Evan Smith

Evan Smith

Professor of Practice

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Natasha Strassfeld

Natasha Strassfeld

Assistant Professor

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri

Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs; Professor of Public Affairs and History

A photo of Herschel "Trey" Thomas, Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Herschel Thomas

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Trent Thurman

Trent Thurman

Assistant Dean, Director of Executive Education