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Sherri Greenberg

Sherri  Greenberg

Lecturer and Center for Politics and Governance Director


Contact Info

512-471-8324
SRH 3.252
srgreenberg@mail.utexas.edu

Office Hours

Spring 2010: Wednesdays 2:00-4:00.

Sherri Greenberg is the Director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She also is a lecturer and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government. Her current teaching and research interests include: public finance and budgeting; public procurement and contracting; public pensions; online governance, transparency and civic engagement; campaigns and elections, state and local government; education and housing. Her recent publications are “Texas Financial Transparency: Open and Online”, “ Federal Lines of Business E-Government Initiatives: Progress and Effects”, “State E-Government Strategies: Identifying Best Practices and Applications” and “Beyond the Bid: An Evaluation of State and Local Government Procurement Practices.”

Greenberg served for 10 years as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, completing her final term in January 2001. In 1999, the Speaker of the House appointed her to chair the House Pensions and Investments Committee and to chair the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance. She 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, Elections Committee, and Science and Technology Committee.

As a public finance professional, Greenberg served as the Manager of Capital Finance for the City of Austin from 1985 to 1989, overseeing the City’s debt management, capital budgeting, and capital improvement programs. Prior to that she was a Public Finance Officer at Standard & Poor’s Corporation in New York, where she analyzed and assigned bond ratings to public projects across the country.

Professor Greenberg received an M.Sc. in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she serves on the national board for the American Society for Public Administration and is a board member for the Section on Women in Public Administration, as well as a CenTex Chapter board member. Also, Greenberg is a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Austin and an appointed member of the City of Austin General Obligation Housing Bond Review Committee.

Education

B.A. in Government from UT Austin; M.S. in Public Administration and Policy from the London School of Economics

Current Positions

Treasurer, Austin Voices for Education and Youth; member, City of Austin General Obligation Housing Bond Review Committee; Board Member, Section for Women in Public Administration of the American Society for Public Administration; Urban and State Affairs Specialization Coordinator, LBJ School of Public Affairs; Member, Community Relations Council of Austin; Board Member, Great Society Fund, LBJ School of Public Affairs;

Previous Positions

Texas State Representative (1991-2001); Manager of Capital Finance for the City of Austin (1985-1989); Public Finance Officer, Standard & Poor's Corporation in New York (1982-1985)

 Author, “State E-Government Strategies: Identifying Best Practices and Applications,” Congressional Research Service (2007); author, Beyond the Bid: An Evaluation of State and Local Government Procurement Practices, LBJ School of Public Affairs (2005)

Related LBJ News

01/19/2012 Election 2012: LBJ School Faculty Answer Pressing Questions Surrounding the Republican Primaries
01/10/2012 Money, Relationships and Rick Perry
01/04/2012 Sherri Greenberg Participates in GOVERNING Magazine 2012 'Outlook in the States & Localities' Conference in D.C.
10/25/2011 Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research
07/05/2011 Texas Legislative Expert Exports Insights Beyond Borders
03/08/2011 Careers in Politics Conference Gives Inside Look at Public Service, Electoral Politics, Lobbying and Advocacy and Political Communications
03/07/2011 CPG Continues to Inform Online Transparency Debate Through Multiple Spring Events
02/22/2011 Lawrence Lessig Takes on Institutional Corruption
01/10/2011 TXGov2.0Camp: Making Transparency Work
01/07/2011 LBJ School Experts Offer Analysis of 82nd Texas State Legislature
11/05/2010 LBJ School Center for Politics and Governance to Collaborate on Election 2010 Debriefing and Conference; Gov. Howard Dean to Keynote
10/20/2010 The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance, CLASS and the CenTex Chapter of ASPA Present “Election Wrap-Up: What’s Next for Texas?”
10/07/2010 Greenberg Named Interim Director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
04/13/2010 LBJ School Student Research Calls for Open-Standard Data, Better Transparency in Texas State Finance
01/15/2009 Who? What? When? Where? How Much? LBJ's Experts Provide Perspective, Insight as the 81st Texas Legislative Session Begins

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