Angela Evans is the dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a fellow of the J.J. "Jake" Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs.
Evans is a former deputy director of the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service and has served as a clinical professor at the LBJ School since 2009.
During her 40 years of working for the United States Congress, Evans worked directly with congressional members and their staffs on major legislative deliberations and supported them as they confronted some of the nation's most critical and complex problems. As deputy director of the Congressional Research Service, which supports policy research and analysis, she led major organizational changes that enhanced its research capacity and improved operations and infrastructure.
Evans earned a B.A. in sociology/psychology from Canisius College, summa cum laude, and an M.A. in experimental psychology with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Since joining the LBJ School, Evans has earned various teaching accolades including the Texas Exes Teaching Award. She also has been awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Dirksen Congressional Center, among others.
Evans is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She recently served as president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. She also served on the governing board of the Network for Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.