Sallie Greenberg

Sallie Greenberg

Sallie Greenberg Consulting


Sallie Greenberg

Sallie E. Greenberg, Ph.D. is a Principal Research Scientist of Energy & Minerals at the Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois and works on multiple projects, including Co-leading the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative Partnership. Over the last 20+ years, she led the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project to completion and has consulted or contributed to more than 30 energy and carbon capture and storage projects, especially in project development, risk reduction, stakeholder engagement, and environmental justice. Dr. Greenberg specializes and consults in many areas including strategic development, government relations, energy policy, environmental and social justice, project review, and relationship building.

Dr. Greenberg uses her advanced degrees in low temperature geochemistry and education to create strategies for change based on understanding public challenges related to balancing societal demands for energy with environmental concerns. Dr. Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Secondary and Continuing Education and Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Alfred University in New York.


  • University of Illinois, Secondary and Continuing Education, PhD. 2013
  • University of Illinois, Geology, MS, 1997
  • Alfred University, Geology and Environmental Science, BS 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Energy & Minerals — Principal Research Scientist