Ruth Steiner received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. She also received her Master of City Planning (MCP) from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. Dr. Steiner earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1982, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Lawrence University in 1979.

Dr. Steiner’s areas of expertise include growth management; land use; safety, health, and the environment; sustainability; and transportation. Her research interests include transportation policy and planning, land use and transportation interactions, multi-modal transportation planning, growth management, transportation concurrency, pedestrian and bicycle facility design, travel behavior, travel demand management, and planning research design.