• 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


Media MentionJanuary 11, 2017
Different sides of the Capitol may have different priorities heading into 2017 legislative session

Should the Texas Legislature accomplish only one thing during the 85th legislative session, which started Jan. 10, the body of elected officials is required to pass a balanced budget for the 2018-19 fiscal biennium. LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg discusses how the 2017 session will play out. 

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Media MentionJanuary 10, 2017
With newest bathroom bill, a Texas-size clash of conservative values

LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg discusses Senate Bill 6, the "bathroom bill," and how it may put Texas' conservative Christian values and a low-tax, low-regulation agenda for economic growth at odds. 

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Media MentionJanuary 9, 2017
Oil Bust Seeps Into Texas Budget

Oil and gas markets are beginning to bounce back, but a protracted downturn will have a marked impact on Texas’ budget over the next two years, state finance officials said. LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg explains that this downturn was not unexpected. 

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