Elspeth Rostow "was Dean of the LBJ School from 1977 to 1983. Prior to that she served as Dean of the UT Austin Division of General and Comparative Studies. She has also taught at Barnard, Sarah Lawrence, MIT, Georgetown, American University, and the University of Cambridge. At the LBJ School, Rostow teaches courses on the American Presidency and U.S. foreign policy.
"Rostow served as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties. In 1987, President Reagan appointed her to the Board of the United States Institute of Peace, which she later chaired. Rostow is a Trustee of the Southern Center for International Studies (Atlanta) and a former member of the Board of Advisors to the President of the Naval War College (Newport). She has also served as Trustee of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 1983-84 she lectured in thirty-four countries under the auspices of the Fulbright program and the U.S. Information Agency. For five years she was an editorial columnist for the Austin American-Statesman. In 1991 she cofounded The Austin Project (TAP), a comprehensive investment program in children and young people." 
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- Elspeth Rostow, University of Texas, accessed September 16, 2007.