Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Public-Affairs Dean Wants Research to Reach Policy Makers Faster

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Sarah Brown
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."