Alan Steinberg, Ph.D. is a passionate civic leader with the desire to improve the Houston community through education, advocacy and civic action by connecting people who can turn challenges into opportunities. Alan is an accomplished administrator, educator, facilitator, mentor, researcher, and volunteer. Before coming to the West Houston Association, he served as Associate Director of Houston Programs and Partnerships within Rice University’s Center for Civic Leadership where he led the Houston Action Research Teams and coordinated assessment activities. Previously he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX and as the Director of Central Operations and Senior Fellow with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, D.C.
Alan is very involved with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, currently serving on eight committees including as Vice Chairman of both the Transportation Committee and the Houston General Go Texan Committee. He serves on the board of directors of the Memorial Management District, the advisory committee for Plant It Forward Farms, and the NEXTGen Leadership Committee for the Holocaust Museum Houston. He volunteers with the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, HAY Center for foster youth, the Alief Super Neighborhood Council and is a community associate of Duncan College at Rice University.
Alan holds a Ph.D and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University, a Graduate Certificate in International Affairs from the Bush School of Public Service and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. He is an Alumni of Leadership Houston, Class XXXVIII and is ready to work with others to make West Houston an increasingly better place to live, work and play.