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Sherri Greenberg Joins the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance

Sherri GreenbergAUSTIN, Texas-- Nov. 5, 2008-- The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, former state representative, has joined the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Professor Greenberg, who served more than 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives, will lead the Center's state politics and policy initiatives, including coursework related to the state legislature and the Center's internship program. The Center will formally announce Greenberg's new role at the CPG Fall Forum:  "Who's Right? Who's Left? What's Next? Texas Politics and Policy Beyond 2008", Nov. 6 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference
Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

"We are delighted to a have a Fellow so well versed in the inner workings of state government.  Professor Greenberg's experiences both on the campaign trail and in the Texas Legislature will be a tremendous asset to the Center," said Veronica Vargas Stidvent, the Center's Director.

Sherri 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 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.

Greenberg's professional background is in public finance. She 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 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 B.A. in Government from UT Austin and an M.S. in Public Administration and Policy from the London School of Economics. Her teaching and research interests include public finance and budgeting, Texas state government, local government, education, housing, technology, and campaigns and elections. Her recent publications include State E-Government Strategies: Identifying Best Practices and Applications, and Beyond the Bid: An Evaluation of State and Local Government Procurement Practices.

"I am very excited to be joining this dynamic, new Center for Politics and Governance.  In its first year, the Center has accomplished so much to provide a forum for thoughtful debate and analysis. I look forward to leading new initiatives on state politics and policy, and providing unique opportunities for students," said Greenberg.