Greenberg, Sherri | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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 professor of practice and fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and she is the graduate advisor for the LBJ School Master of Public Affairs Program. She serves as research director of the Future of Work for Good Systems, A University of Texas Grand Challenge. Greenberg is the chairperson of the Board of Managers of Central Health, a member of the Austin Convention Enterprises Board of Directors, and  a member of the City of Austin Housing Investment Review Committee. She serves on the Austin Smart City Alliance Board of Directors, the Austin Forum on Technology & Society Advisory Board and the UT Opportunity Forum Steering Committee. She is a sought-after media commentator, event speaker and contributor to legislative testimony.

Greenberg has served as a senior advisor to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. She was a Texas state representative from 1991 to 2001, and she chaired the House Pensions and Investments Committee and the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance. She also served on the House Appropriations, Economic Development, Elections and Science and Technology Committees. Previously, Greenberg 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 teaching and research interests include: technology policy, urban and state issues, public engagement, housing, transportation, health care, public finance and campaigns and elections. Her recent publications are "Smart Cities: Serving the Outskirts;" "Housing + Social And Economic Mobility;" "Congress and Social Media: Beyond Facebook & Twitter;" "Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services;" "Austin Anchors & The Innovation Zone: Building Collaborative Capacity;" "Congressional Committees and Social Media;" and "Congress + Social Media."

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


NewsMarch 26, 2021
March 26: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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March 3, 2021
Virtual Admissions Webinars

The LBJ School begins accepting applications each September, with the priority funding deadline Dec. 15. Read on for helpful recorded webinars, student videos and more, to help you put your best foot forward in the application process.

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Media MentionFebruary 26, 2021
Electricity debacle has upended Texas Legislature’s agenda. Will Abbott, other GOP officials pay in 2022?

The electricity grid failures that left millions of Texans shivering and without water for nearly a week — and as many as scores of people dead — have scrambled not only the Legislature’s agenda but the political calculus for next year’s elections.

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