The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 28, 2016
Angela Evans was drawn to the deanship at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson
School of Public Affairs for many reasons, namely the school’s national reputation and its history of
informing critical policy debates. But it was the collaborative spirit Ms. Evans sensed throughout the
school that sealed the deal, she says.
"I wanted to work in an environment where the students didn’t know everything," says Ms. Evans,
who has been a clinical professor of public-policy practice at the school for more than six years and
started as dean on January 16. "Consistently, I saw a group of students who were diverse and eager
to exchange ideas, and collaboration was really something they excelled in."