Dr. Stevenson graduated from Michigan Technological University with high honor, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He attended graduate school at Purdue University, earning MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering.
He completed his theological education at the Yale University Divinity School, earning both Master of Divinity (M.Div) and Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degrees. For his STM thesis, he applied theological reflections on human suffering from early Lutheran writings to a contemporary ethical problem. He also completed a unit of Supervised Clinical Ministry with Lutheran Social Services of Ohio.
After graduation, he joined the Machine Perception Group at General Motors Research Laboratories. Following an extensive career at GMR, he worked for Delco Electronics and IBM, and then a position at MIT Lincoln Laboratories brought him to the Boston area. During his engineering career he worked on robotic and other factory automation systems, collision warning systems, anti-lock braking systems, telecommunications hardware, and the design of novel image sensors. He taught computer science at Salem State University and he has been teaching electrical engineering and computer science at SNHU.