Greenberg appointed fellow of the Max Sherman Chair
Former Texas State Representative Sherri Greenberg has been appointed the 2005-06 Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School.
An expert in finance and budgeting, Greenberg has taught courses on Texas state and local government, health care policy, education policy, and campaigns and elections since joining the LBJ School as a visiting lecturer in 2001.
Greenberg served for 10 years as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, completing her final term in January 2001. In 1999, she was appointed by the Speaker of the House to chair the House Pensions and Investments Committee, which oversees the Texas State Employee Retirement System, the state employee health insurance program, the Teacher Retirement System, local public employee retirement systems and regulation of state investments and public securities. After the 1999 legislative session, the Speaker appointed her as chair of the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance.
Greenberg served two terms on the House Appropriations Committee and served on the Appropriations Committee's Education and Major Information Systems Subcommittees. Other committee assignments included the House Economic Development Committee and the Welfare-to-Work Committee.
Prior to her election to the legislature, Greenberg served as the manager of capital finance for the City of Austin, overseeing the city's debt management, capital budgeting and capital improvement programs. She has also worked as a public finance officer for Standard & Poor's Corporation in New York, where she analyzed and assigned bond ratings to public projects across the country.
Greenberg has a bachelor’s degree in government from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in public administration and policy from the London School of Economics. Her recent publications include an LBJ School policy research project report titled “Beyond the Bid: An Evaluation of State and Local Government Procurement Practices” (2005), and an article called “The New Art and Science of Texas Redistricting: What About Public Policy?,” published in the fall 2004 edition of the LBJ Journal of Public Affairs. Next fall, she will direct a policy research project commissioned by the Congressional Research Service that will examine state-level e-government practices and applications.
The Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government was established in 1997 to honor Sherman’s contributions to state government and politics. Prior to serving as LBJ School dean from 1983 to 1997, Sherman was special counsel to the governor of Texas. From 1971 to 1977 he served in the Texas Senate, leaving in 1977 to become president of West Texas State University. Since 1997 he has held the Max Sherman Chair and taught courses on political ethics and state government at the LBJ School.
Sherman said he is ”delighted” that Sherri Greenberg will be appointed to the chair.
“Her appointment emphasizes the importance of the chair in the LBJ School and in the state of Texas,” he said. “The school is located in the state capital and works closely with the legislature, and many of our graduates have worked in state and local government not only in Texas but across the nation. Her appointment sends a very good signal that this will continue to be an emphasis of the LBJ School.”
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10 May 2005
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