University of Oregon

Community Service Center

Bethany Steiner


Bethany Steiner

CPW Associate Director, PPPM Teaching Faculty


M.S. Design & Environmental Analysis
Cornell University

B.A. Anthropology & Environmental Studies, Middlebury College

Study Abroad, Instituto Cultural
Oaxaca, Mexico


American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association

International Association of
Public Participation Specialists (IAP2)

Bethany Steiner is the Associate Director of the Community Planning Workshop (CPW) at the University of Oregon. For the past 10 years, Bethany has worked with students to develop skills necessary for planning and policy professions and has assisted communities to develop in meaningful ways. Bethany is committed to teaching students how to thoughtfully engage community members in planning
and policy projects to promote equity and human rights. Her work spans a wide range of topic areas from transportation, parks and recreation, and economic development.


  • Social Planning and Human Rights
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Public Involvement
  • Youth and Planning
  • Service Learning Curriculum