- J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
- B.A. in History, Baylor University
Max Sherman has policy interests in practical politics, state government, policy development and ethics in public affairs. Sherman was dean of the LBJ School from July 1983 to September 1997. Prior to his appointment at the LBJ School, he was special counsel to the Governor of Texas. From 1971 to 1977 he served in the Texas Senate, leaving in 1977 to become president of West Texas State University. He has a J.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in history from Baylor University. Over the years, Sherman has held numerous national and state appointments to boards and committees studying such topics as higher education (management effectiveness and financing), intergovernmental relations, mental health and intellectual disabilities, hazardous waste management, infrastructure needs and financing, and energy and conservation.