B.S. Engineering, Antioch College
M.S. Civil Engineering, Ohio State University
Masters in Community and Regional Planning, Ohio State University
Ph.D. Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University
CE 572 Highway Engineering Planning and Management
CE 680 Economics of Design and Construction
CE 786 Land Development for Civil Engineers and Planners
Dr. Stokes research focuses on urban, rural, and intercity transportation planning; highway design, planning and operations; traffic engineering; design and operation of turning lanes; traffic safety; and transit planning, design and operations. This work is often conducted in a multijurisdictional context which requires coordinating the efforts and priorities of various city, county and state agencies to develop workable solutions to real world transportation problems.
Najjar, Y.M.; Russell, E.R.; Stokes, R.W.; Abu-Lebdeh, G. 'New speed limits on Kansas highways: Impacts on crashes and fatalities.' Transportation Quarterly, Fall 2002.
Mutabazi, M.I.; Russell, E.R.; Stokes, R.W. 'Location and configuration of passing lanes.' Transportation Research Record, 1658, 1999.
Mutabazi, M.I.; Russell, E.R.; Stokes, R.W. 'Drivers' attitudes, understanding and acceptance of passing lanes in Kansas.' Transportation Research Record, 1628, 1998.
Hasan, T.; Stokes, R.W. 'Guidelines for right-turn treatments at unsignalized intersections and driveways on rural highways.' Transportation Research Record, 1997.
Stokes, R.W.; Mutabazi, M.I. 'Rate-quality control method of indentifying hazardous road locations.' Transportation Research Record, 1996.
Sponsored Projects (Ongoing and Recent)
Technology Transfer Program for Kansas State University Research Program. R.W. Stokes (Co-PI). U.S. Department of Transportation (Mid-America Transportation Center) and Kansas Department of Transportation. 2008.
Improving the Usage of Demand Responsive Transit Services in Rural Kansas. R.W. Stokes (Co-PI). KSU University Transportation Center. 2007.
Development of Rural Transportation Safety Research Agenda for the 21st Century. R.W. Stokes (Co-PI). KSU University Transportation Center. 2006.
Traffic Assistance Services for Kansas (TASK). R.W. Stokes (Co-Director) Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2002-present.
Feasibility of Automated Traffic Signal Enforcement. R.W. Stokes. Kansas Department of Transportation. 2000.
Major Honors and Recognitions
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008
Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2008
Director of Region 7, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007-2010
Dwight David Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship, USDOT, 1994
Editorial Board, Learned Journal of Transportation