Stephen Arhin, Ph.D.

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Director, Howard University Transportation Research Center

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Howard University

Dr. Stephen A. Arhin, is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Director of the Howard University Transportation Research Center. He holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from University of Science and Technology (Ghana), a M.Eng. in Transportation Engineering from Howard University, Washington DC, and a D.Sc. in Transportation Engineering from The George Washington University. Dr. Arhin has significant experience in civil engineering with emphasis in highway engineering, traffic operations and safety, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in DC, MD, DE and VA. Dr. Arhin also possesses a Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) and a Certification in Research Administration (CRA) and finally a registered Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

He is the current Vice President of the DC Society of Professional Engineers and has significant number of years of experience in all facets of traffic/transportation engineering that includes traffic safety and operations and planning. He has extensive experience working with state and local transportation agencies on a wide variety of safety, operations, and design projects. Prior to becoming a faculty member, he was a Senior Traffic/Transportation Engineer with nationally-recognized engineering consulting firms. In 2014, he was part of the team that prepared the DC Speed Safety Nexus for the District of Columbia. Dr. Arhin co-authored several traffic engineering manuals for DDOT and was the author of DC’s first Traffic Calming Policies and Guidelines and Work Zone Manual. He has been involved in a substantial number of safety projects in the District as well as in jurisdictions in the metropolitan area. Due to his background and prominent role in improving traffic safety in the District, he was selected to serve on the DC Council Safety Improvement Panel in 2012.



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