Laura J. Steinberg

Laura J. Steinberg

Executive Director Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute
Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

Civil & Environmental Engineering


  • B.S.E. Civil and Urban Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Duke University
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Duke University

Research Interests:

  • Disaster management/resilience analysis
  • Environmental modeling
  • Environmental policy
  • Engineering education
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Critical infrastructure protection

Teaching Interests:

  • Disaster management
  • Statistical modeling
  • Environmental impacts
  • Environmental policy
  • Communication for engineers

Recent Publications:

Steinberg, Laura J. “Linking Infrastructure Asset Management with Smart City Approaches,” in preparation.

Zoli, Corrine, Laura J. Steinberg and Martha Grabowski, “Terrorist Critical Infrastructures, Organizational Capacity & Risk,” Safety Science, accepted for publication.

Basolo, Victoria, Laura J. Steinberg and Stephen Gant, “Hurricane Threat in Florida: Examining Household Beliefs, Perceptions, and Actions,” Environmental Hazards,  2017, 16:3, 253-275, DOI: 10.1080/17477891.2016.1277968

Cupido, Anthony, Laura J. Steinberg and Brian Baetz,” Water Conservation: Observations from a Higher Education Facility Management Perspective,” Journal of Green Building, Summer 2016, Volume 11, No. 2.

Zoli, Corrine and Laura J. Steinberg, “Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Security: Emergent Challenges for Transportation and Cyber-Physical Infrastructure,” in Securing Transportation Systems, editors Simon Hakim and Yoram Shiftan, Springer Science, New York, 2015.

Sengul, Hatice, Nicholas Santella, Laura J. Steinberg and Ana Maria Cruz, “Analysis of Hazardous Material Releases Due to Natural Hazards in the U.S,” Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management, 36 (4), 723-743, 2012.

Santella, Nicholas and Laura J. Steinberg, “At the Intersection of Natural, and Technological Hazards: Case Studies of Natech Risk and Relevance to Terrorist Threats at Industrial Facilities,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2011.

Santella, Nicholas, Laura J. Steinberg, and Corrinne Zoli, “Baton Rouge Post Katrina: The Role of Critical Infrastructure Modeling in Promoting Resilience,” Homeland Security Affairs 7, 2011.

Santella N., Steinberg L.J., Aguirre G.A. Empirical Estimation of the Conditional Probability of Natech Events Within the United States, Risk Analysis, Vol. 31, issue 6, pp. 951-968, June 2011.

Santella, Nicholas, Laura J. Steinberg, Hatice Sengul and Christina Chermak*, ”Accidental Hazardous Material Releases with Human Impacts in the United States: Exploration of Geographical Distribution and Temporal Trends,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(9):920-925, September 2010.

Santella, Nicholas, Laura J. Steinberg, and Hatice Sengul*,”Petroleum and Hazardous Materials Releases from Industrial Facilities Associated with Hurricane Katrina,” Risk Analysis, 30(4), 635-649, 2010.

Carter, Jane and Laura J. Steinberg, “Kouroi, Korai, and Statistics” American Journal of Archaeology, January, 2010.

Santella, Nicholas, Laura J. Steinberg, and Kyle Parks, “Decision-Making for Extreme Events:  Modeling Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies to Aid Mitigation and Response Planning,” Review of Policy Research, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 409-422, July 2009.