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 Nonprofits)
  • 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 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


Media MentionSeptember 20, 2021
Here's why Republicans have more power in the redistricting process than ever

State lawmakers began their third special legislative session of the year on Monday. This time the primary task is to draw new political maps. But the question on a lot of minds right now is whether the Legislature will have the final word on these maps Or they headed to court?

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Media MentionJuly 13, 2021
Texas Democrats' DC escape plan has limited staying power

Sherri Greenberg spoke with Bloomberg News about Texas Democrats who left the state to stop voting on the election bill. LBJ appears in this story twice: Two paragraphs after Professor Greenberg, alumnus and Texas State Representative Gene Wu is also quoted.

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Media MentionApril 22, 2021
As kids keep firing guns, a Texas law meant to keep them out of their hands is rarely used

After a toddler fatally shot his 8-month-old brother this month in Houston, authorities and elected officials echoed the same theme: Accidental shootings by children are avoidable. But a state law aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of children by charging owners when a child gets hold of a firearm is seldom used in Texas, Department of Public Safety records show.

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