Still Receives 2014 Dean's Award for Achievement

Stephen Still and Andrew Whittaker.

Stephen Still (left) is congratulated by Andrew Whittaker, professor and chair of civil, structural and environmental engineering at the SEAS 2014 commencement ceremony.

Published May 26, 2014 This content is archived.

Transportation planning expert Stephen Still received the 2014 Dean's Award for Achievement


Each year, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences gives its highest honor, the Dean’s Award for Achievement, to someone who has made a substantial contribution to the practice of engineering or the applied sciences and/or has had an exceptional professional career.  This year, we are pleased to honor Stephen E. Still (BSE CSEE ’76), a lifelong professional in transportation planning.

Dr. Still co-founded two companies in airline planning and information technology. Seabury APG, LLC is a highly specialized advisory firm focusing on airline network planning, fleet planning, and revenue management.  Diio, LLC is the leading IT firm providing rapid web-based access to key aviation data needed by airline planners. Both firms are recognized worldwide in the airline planning space.

Dr. Still credits UB for nurturing his early passion in transportation planning and analysis.  UB’s transportation program has been vibrant in defining the importance of transportation on society, and the program continues to flourish in its research and teaching. The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering is proud of the leadership position it holds in transportation research and its positive impact on Dr. Still’s career.

A current member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) Advisory Board, Dr. Still has been a longtime supporter of the school. He has given philanthropic gifts to support students and professors in the area of transportation engineering as well as support through his company, Seabury Airline Group, to sponsor the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Open House. Dr. Still has demonstrated his belief in the school by his gift(s) of time, talent and treasure.

After UB, Dr. Still continued transportation studies at Princeton University with additional focus on economics and operations research.  He received a M.S.E. in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1985.  Dr. Still then pursued analytical modeling, planning, and management roles at United Airlines and US Airways from 1986-1997. Based those experiences, he co-founded the aforementioned firms specializing in aviation.

Urban transportation planning remains a passion as well.  Dr. Still was the 2013 Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Washington DC region’s Transportation Planning Board, and continues to serve roles in local transportation advocacy. 

He has two sons, James and Casey, and a daughter, Katharine. He lives in Reston VA and in Toronto ON with his partner, Terrie.