National Society of Professional Engineers, Alexandria, VA
Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E. is the principal of a woman-owned business in civil engineering, dispute resolution, real estate, and legal services. She is experienced in boundary law issues, engineering design and forensic analysis, construction/project management, dispute resolution, real estate, and small business start-ups. She is a registered professional engineer and a certified arbitrator, mediator, and Christian conciliator. Mrs. Bowman writes a column for Pennsylvania’s PE Reporter, "Risky Business". Her book, Residential Construction and Remodeling in Pennsylvania: Working with Homeowners and Small Contactors, is going into its second edition. She is a frequent CPE lecturer (law and engineering) for a variety of providers. She received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University, is a Diplomate of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Sustainability from Penn State. Mrs. Bowman is involved with the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, the American Arbitration Association, the Institute for Christian Conciliation, and the American Bar Association. She volunteers with Legal Aid, Family Promise, the Pregnancy Resource Center of the South Hills, MathCounts, and National History Day. She received the 2014 PSPE President’s Distinguished Service Award and recently joined the National Society of Professional Engineers as the Senior Director of Ethics and Professional Practice and National Academy of Forensic Engineers as their Executive Director. She’s currently pursuing a Master’s in Sustainability Policy from Penn State.