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Angela Evans

Angela  Evans

Clinical Professor in Public Policy Practice


Contact Info

512-471-9883
SRH 3.226
amgevans@gmail.com

Office Hours

Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 and by appointment

Angela Evans joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as clinical professor of the practice of public policy after serving 30 years in public service to the U.S. Congress. The last 13 of these years she was the Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service—the Legislative Branch agency created by the U.S. Congress to serve as its primary source for policy research and analysis.

During her long career she worked with Members of Congress and their staffs on all major legislative deliberations, assisting them as they confronted some of the most critical and complex policy problems facing the nation.

As Deputy Director she led major organizational changes that not only enhanced the research capacity of the Service but also improved the effectiveness of critical operations, including: human resources; information resources; finance and budgeting; and technical systems. Among her achievements were the creation of unique management positions to lead the Services’ research and analysis; the development and implementation of an agency-wide research agenda directly aligned with the legislative deliberations of the Congress; the development of new products and services, including the launch of a web site; the introduction of performance standards to evaluate the success of the Service; and the creation of the first federally funded succession plan to address the potential retirement of a large cohort of the workforce.

Professional Activities

Professor Evans is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has served on its Nominating Committee and the Business Model Task Force.

Professor Evans is the current President-elect of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). She has served several consecutive terms on the APPAM Policy Council. She also has held leadership positions in APPAM, including: Chair of the Policy Relevance Committee, member of the Nominating Committee, member of several Program Committees, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, and member of the Executive Director Search Committee. In 2011 she served as the special editor to the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management for submissions resulting from the 2011 international conference with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Professor Evans also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). She co-chaired the Policy Issues Committee and served on the Program Committee in 2012.

In 2011 Professor Evans co-chaired the Policy Issues Committee of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and served on the 2012 Program Committee.

Professor Evans also taught public policy and management as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

Teaching Awards

Professor Evans has been awarded: the Texas Exes Teaching Award, 2012; the Most Valuable Class, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2011and 2012; the Most Helpful Professor to Students, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; and the Best New Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2010.

Recent Publications

Numerous policy reports and briefs prepared for the use of Members and staff of the U.S. Congress, including The Reclamation of the U.S. Congress.

 

 

 

Education

BA, summa cum laude, Canisius College; MA, with honors, Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Current Positions

President-elect, Association for Policy Analysis and Management; member of the Executive Council of the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration; member of the Nominating Committee of the National Academy of Public Administration; Member of Visiting Board, Evans School of Pubic Affairs; and Senior Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles.


 

Previous Positions

Deputy Director, Congressional Research Service, U.S. Congress; Associate Director for Research, Congressional Research Service, U.S. Congress; Senior Specialist in Social Policy, Congressional Research Service, U.S. Congress.

Numerous policy reports and briefs prepared for the use of Members and staff of the U.S. Congress, including The Reclamation of the U.S. Congress.

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