Laura J. Steinberg is the Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Steinberg has worked extensively on research in infrastructure management, disaster preparedness and response, environmental modeling, and higher education leadership. She served on the EPA Science Advisory Board, Drinking Water Committee and as an editor and advisory board member for Natural Hazards Review, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Journal of Environmental Engineering. For the American Society of Civil Engineers, she served three terms as a member of the Industry Leaders Council representing civil engineering faculty members throughout the United States. As Dean, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council.
Previously, Laura was a tenured Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University where she held several positions including Special Assistant for Strategy to the Vice Chancellor, co-founder of the Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute, Executive Director of NY State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, and Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Steinberg holds a B.S.E. in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Duke University.