Ruth Steiner is currently a Professor in the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning. She became an Assistant Professor in University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning in 1996, but actually started serving provisionally in 1994. She is an affiliated faculty for both the Transportation Institute and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. Before UF, she was a research associate for the Energy Analysis Program in the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. She holds a multitude of awards and honors, including being named a University of Florida Foundation Research Professor from 2005-2007.
Currently, she is the Principal Investigator (with Linda B. Crider, co-principal investigator) for a research project titled “Safeways to School –The Role in Multi-modal Planning” with the Florida Department of Transportation Systems Planning Office. She is also a Co-Principal Investigator (with Ilir Bejleri, principal investigator and Richard H. Schneider, co-principal investigator) for a research project titled “GIS-Based Crash Data Analysis Toolkit” with the Florida Department of Transportation Safety Office.