Adjunct Professor and Fellow
Evan Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, stepping down in August 2009 as the magazine's president and editor in chief. Previously he served as editor for more than eight years-only the third person to hold that title. On his watch, Texas Monthly was nominated for sixteen National Magazine Awards, and twice was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. A New York native, Smith has a bachelor's degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University. He previously held editorial positions at a number of national magazines; most recently at The New Republic, where he was deputy editor. He hosts the weekly interview program, TEXAS MONTHLY TALKS.
Smith sits on the boards of the Austin Film Society, Trinity Episcopal School, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, the Headliners Club and Matinee Media.