Year Inducted / Awarded: 2007
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Jack Stephens, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Connecticut; a Public Service Specialist with the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center (T2); and a Senior Research Advisor to the Connecticut Advanced Pavement Lab (CAP Lab). Dr. Stephens served on the CEE faculty from 1950-89 and was Department Head from 1965-72. He was instrumental in the state’s decision to fund both the Connecticut Cooperative Highway Research Program (CCHRP)’jointly with the Connecticut Department of Transportation at UConn in 1962’and the Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI), founded in Storrs in 1974. As CTI’s first Director, he established the T2 Center, which provides training for town employees, and the CAP Lab, which researches and tests hot-mix bituminous concrete. Dr. Stephens is a life member and past president of the Connecticut section, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); past president, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers; and past Chair, Transportation Committee of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering. He received the University of Connecticut Alumni Association Distinguished Public Service Award (’82), the Engineering Alumni Award (’86) and the Connecticut section of ASCE Benjamin Wright Award (’89). He received his M.S. (’55) and Ph.D. (’59) degrees from Purdue University.