Frederick Steiner is the dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. As a Fulbright-Hays scholar in 1980, he conducted research on ecological planning at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He was a 1998 Rome Prize Fellow and 2013-14 Resident at the American Academy in Rome. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Dean Steiner was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (2005-2007). His most recent books include Urban Ecological Design (with Danilo Palazzo, 2011) and Design for a Vulnerable Planet (2011).