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, she has served as a senior adviser to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. Greenberg 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.”

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


NewsMarch 6, 2020
Second-round application deadline for Fall 2020 entry is March 15

The second application deadline for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is March 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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Media MentionFebruary 13, 2020
Dem presidential candidates target Texas, seeking delegate 'gold mine' on Super Tuesday

With Super Tuesday presidential primary voting just around the corner on March 3, Democratic candidates are pouring millions of advertising dollars and resources into Texas. LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg talks about the shift toward Texas, a "gold mine" of delegates in the primary race. 

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Media MentionFebruary 13, 2020
As Democratic candidates look to Super Tuesday, Texas could prove to be a bigger prize than in years past

LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg spoke with the Texas Standard about Texas's role on Super Tuesday, and how the 2020 contest is different from past election cycles because of the money and resources that the candidates are pouring into the Lone Star State. 

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