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 clinical professor and fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and she is the graduate adviser for the LBJ School Master of Public Affairs Program. Greenberg is vice-chairperson of the Board of Managers of Central Health, a member of the City of Austin Regional Affordability Committee, and a member of the UT Opportunity Forum Steering Committee. She serves on the Texas.Gov Steering Committee, the Austin CityUp Board of Directors, the Austin Forum on Technology & Society Advisory Board, and the City of Austin General Obligation Housing Bond Review Committee.

Additionally, Greenberg has served as a senior adviser 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. Greenberg 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 "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


Media MentionAugust 5, 2020
Biden eyes historic opportunity as Trump’s star wanes in Texas

"Texas is the political holy grail in the U.S. With 38 electoral college votes — second only to solidly Democratic California — the stakes are huge, with victory erasing the need to win most of the more traditional swing states." LBJ's Sherri Greenberg talks about how former Joe Biden and Donald Trump are facing off in Texas in 2020. 

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Media MentionJuly 21, 2020
New PAC pushing for Austin to adopt a strong-mayor government and election reforms

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg explains what a strong-mayor government looks like and how it differs from the form of government that currently runs the city of Austin. 

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Media MentionJuly 17, 2020
Using AI to assist those experiencing homelessness in Austin

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg joins a panel of experts from The University of Texas at Austin and the city of Austin to discuss a new partnership to look at how AI can identify residents at risk of experiencing homelessness, as well as helping those currently in need find access to services.

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