Alan Steinberg Ph.D, is the Chief Executive Officer for West Houston Association. Prior to his work at West Houston Association, he served as an Associate Director of Houston Programs and Partnerships within the Center for Civic Leadership at Rice University. In this capacity he has successfully led over 30 Houston Action Research Teams, which are interdisciplinary teams of students conducting research with community partners on issues facing the City of Houston and it’s residents.
Prior to his time at Rice, Alan served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and as a member of the Center for the Study of Disasters and Emergency Management at Sam Houston State University. He has an array of experiences from overseeing operations of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington DC to organizing events with Comicpalooza to teaching college courses on a variety of topics including political science, public policy, statistics, leadership and writing. Alan is actively involved with multiple committees of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, volunteers with the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, serves on the advisory committee for Plant It Forward Farms, the NEXTGen Leadership Committee for the Holocaust Museum Houston and is an associate with Duncan College at Rice University.