A. Steinhardt, EdD, LPC, CHES
University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Fellow in the Cissy McDaniel Parker Fellow Fund
Department of Kinesiology & Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Steinhardt is a Professor in the Department of
Kinesiology And Health Education at The University of
Texas at Austin. She also serves as the University Faculty Ombudsperson. Dr. Steinhardt currently teaches Evaluation and Research Design and Theories of Health Behavior, and supervises health promotion student interns. She is the recipient of the First Annual Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award in the College of Education in 2002, the Texas Excellence Teaching Award in 2003, and selected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas in 2004. In 2007, she received the Robert Murff Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding support of career services at the University of Texas. Dr. Steinhardt's research program aims to help individuals build resilience and strength when challenged with change and stressful situations. Current projects focus on promoting resilience-based diabetes self-management programs for African Americans, reducing teacher burnout among public school teachers, and enhancing the resilience of military soldiers and their families.
Steinhardt lives in Cedar Park, Texas with her husband
John (an 8th grade math teacher) and daughter Linda (15). Their older daughter, Megan, is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. and works at the Septima Clark Public Charter School. Dr. Steinhardt is a huge fan of the Lady Longhorns. Her favorite place?
Estes Park; favorite movie? Erin Brockovich; favorite
pleasure books? The Secret Life of Bees and The Help; and favorite
thing to do? Girls' night out with Megan and Linda.