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


November 30, 2020
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 MentionNovember 4, 2020
Gleason defeats Chody to become first Democrat elected Williamson County sheriff in decades

Mike Gleason on Tuesday became the first Democrat to be elected sheriff in Williamson County in 30 years after defeating embattled incumbent Robert Chody, who outspent him by more than $1 million. Sherri Greenberg, a professor at the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs, said several factors helped Gleason win, including the lawsuits against Chody, the changing demographics of Williamson County and the fact that the county’s voters also supported Biden over Trump.

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Media MentionNovember 4, 2020
Texas Republicans see increase in Latino voters

Professor Sherri Greenberg said turning blue was possible, but a stretch. When it comes to the Latino vote, it's important to look at the people voting instead of the demographics. "I think it's fair to say that last night was a disappointing night for Democrats in Texas," Greenberg said. Hopes to turn Texas blue once again fell short on Nov. 3. Greenberg said it wasn't much of a surprise. 

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