Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE was installed as ASCE President at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Panama City, Panama. An active ASCE member for 50 years, Bob has volunteered his services to ASCE and other organizations such as ARTBA and EWB-USA. Bob served on the ASCE Board of Direction for 3 years and during that time was assigned to the Executive, Audit and Strategic Planning Committees. With his election to President-elect, Bob stepped down from his position as Chair of the Committee on Technical Advancement and rejoined the ASCE Board of Direction. Bob was a founding governor and officer of ASCE's Transportation and Development Institute and Chair of the Technical Region Board of Governors.
Bob retired from ARCADIS in 2007. He continues to work with ARCADIS on a part-time basis as Executive Vice President doing special assignments out of the Fort Worth, TX office. Throughout his career Bob worked primarily in the transportation area where he led environmental assessments, planning, design, and construction management of roads, bridges, rail, transit, and airport projects. In 1974, he managed the first design/build transit project in North America. Bob has worked abroad in 20 countries and lived or worked in all 10 of ASCE's geographic regions. He taught classes at The University of Akron, Ohio, The University of Michigan, and Cleveland State University.
Bob graduated from The University of Akron with B.S. degrees in civil engineering and math, Yale University with a Masters in City Planning and a Certificate in Traffic Engineering, and The University of Michigan with an M.S. and a Ph.D. in civil engineering focusing on transportation.
A registered professional engineer in seven states, Bob and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Keller, Texas near his daughter and family in Colleyville, Texas -- keeping them close to their 3 grandchildren. Their son lives in Shanghai. Bob sings in the choir and is a substitute church organist.