Laura J. Steinberg

Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Seidner Family Executive Director

Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society


Prof. Steinberg is the executive director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, and professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and was formerly dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. She has worked extensively on research in infrastructure management, disaster preparedness and response, engineering education, and environmental modeling.  She served on the EPA Science Advisory Board, Drinking Water Sub-Committee, and as an editor and advisory board member for Natural Hazards ReviewJournal 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 U.S.