Education
  • M.S. in Public Administration and Policy, London School of Economics
  • B.A. in Government, The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Areas
  • Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
  • Social Policy
  • Information and Technology Policy

Sherri R. Greenberg is a clinical professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School. Also, she is a senior adviser to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. Greenberg served for 10 years as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, completing her final term in January 2001. She chaired the House Pensions and Investments Committee and the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance. She served for two terms on the House Appropriations Committee, and she served on the Appropriations Committee’s Education and Major Information Systems subcommittees. 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 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. Her current teaching and research interests are housing, transit, health care, finance, innovation and engagement.

Media Expertise
  • Electronic government
  • State and national campaign politics
  • Campaigns
  • Elections
  • Local Government
  • Public finance
  • State & National Campaign Politics
  • Texas State Government

Newsworthy

Media MentionMay 21, 2017
State of Texas: The threat of a special session

There’s just over a week to go in the legislative session. But state lawmakers learned that they may have to spend a little more time in Austin than they expected. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick promised to push lawmakers toward a special session unless House members approve two controversial bills. LBJ Professor and former state representative Sherri Greenberg weighs in. 

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Media MentionMarch 30, 2017
North Carolina 'Bathroom Bill' Replacement Could Doom Similar Bills in Other States

North Carolina's replacement of a law prohibiting transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identity could be the death knell for similar restrictions still being considered in about a dozen other states. LBJ professor Sherri Greenberg weighs in. 

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Media MentionMarch 14, 2017
Examining Austin’s “smart city” bona fides

Austin’s reputation as one of the nation’s smartest cities went under the microscope Sunday, with policy and academic experts including LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg examining the technology, educational, housing and transportation components – and the city’s shifting needs as it grows – that combine to make it a magnet for creatives.

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