Sherri R. Greenberg is a Clinical Professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Also, she is a Senior Advisor to Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and she serves on the Board of Managers of Central Health, and the City’s Housing Bond Review Committee. Greenberg was a Texas State Representative from 1991 to 2001. Previously, she was the City of Austin Capital Finance Manager, and a Public Finance Officer at Standard & Poor’s. She holds an MSc in Public Administration and Policy from the London School of Economics. Her current teaching and research interests are: housing, transit, healthcare, finance, innovation, and engagement. Currently, she has a research project with 15 students to advance equitable access to quality of life for all of Austin including: housing, mobility, public engagement, wellness and workforce. Her recent publications are: Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services, and Austin Anchors & The Innovation Zone: Building Collaborative Capacity.
Greenberg served for 10 years as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, completing her final term in January 2001. In 1999, the Speaker of the House appointed her to chair the House Pensions and Investments Committee and to chair the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance. She served two terms on the House Appropriations Committee, and served on the Appropriations Committee’s Education, and Major Information Systems Subcommittees. Other committee assignments included the House Economic Development Committee, Elections Committee, and Science and Technology Committee.
As a public finance professional, Greenberg served as the Manager of Capital Finance for the City of Austin from 1985 to 1989, overseeing the City’s debt management, capital budgeting, and capital improvement programs. Prior to that she was a Public Finance Officer at Standard & Poor’s Corporation in New York, where she analyzed and assigned bond ratings to public projects across the country.
Professor Greenberg received an M.Sc. in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she serves on the national board for the American Society for Public Administration and is a board member for the Section on Women in Public Administration, as well as a CenTex Chapter board member. Also, Greenberg is a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Austin and an appointed member of the City of Austin General Obligation Housing Bond Review Committee.
B.A. in Government from UT Austin; M.S. in Public Administration and Policy from the London School of Economics
Treasurer, Austin Voices for Education and Youth; member, City of Austin General Obligation Housing Bond Review Committee; Board Member, Section for Women in Public Administration of the American Society for Public Administration; Urban and State Affairs Specialization Coordinator, LBJ School of Public Affairs; Member, Community Relations Council of Austin; Board Member, Great Society Fund, LBJ School of Public Affairs;
Texas State Representative (1991-2001); Manager of Capital Finance for the City of Austin (1985-1989); Public Finance Officer, Standard & Poor's Corporation in New York (1982-1985)
Author, “State E-Government Strategies: Identifying Best Practices and Applications,” Congressional Research Service (2007); author, Beyond the Bid: An Evaluation of State and Local Government Procurement Practices, LBJ School of Public Affairs (2005)