Bernard A. Steinman

Bernard A. Steinman


Associate Professor

Human Development & Family Sciences

(307) - 766 - 5688




Bernard A. Steinman is a gerontologist whose research assesses how home- and community- environments impact the health and functioning of older adults and those of all ages who have disabilities. Within the department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Dr. Steinman teaches courses in Community Leadership, Program Evaluation, and the Fundamentals of Aging.

Dr. Steinman is Chair of the Wyoming Home Modification Action Coalition, a group of regional stakeholders with the shared mission to promote home safety, independence and quality of life of Wyoming residents through increased access to home modifications.



PhD, Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
MS, Experimental Psychology, Mississippi State University, Starkville
BA, English, University of Washington, Seattle

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Aging and Human Development
  • Family Relations
  • Understanding Community Leadership
  • Program Evaluation
  • Family Stress and Coping


Research Interests

I am a gerontologist by training, and my areas of interest focus on late life vision impairments and their effects on functioning and health. I have also published articles on falls prevention/environmental modification, aging with vision and hearing loss, long-term care options for older and middle-aged people with chronic conditions and disabilities, and successful aging in place within the community. I am interested in methods and evaluation designs used in assessing needs, implementation, and outcomes of programs for older adults. In the past, I have taught graduate level courses in Program Evaluation, as well as Aging and Social Policy. Currently, I teach an undergraduate course in Family Relations.


Contact Us

Dr. Bernard Steinman

Office: Ag C 258

Phone: (307) 766-5688


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