There were similar developments in many other continental European universities, and at least until reforms in the early 21st century many European countries (. Belgium, Spain, and the Scandinavian countries) had in all faculties triple degree structures of bachelor (or candidate) − licentiate − doctor as opposed to bachelor − master − doctor; the meaning of the different degrees varied a lot from country to country however. To this day this is also still the case for the pontifical degrees in theology and canon law: for instance, in Sacred theology the degrees are Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB), Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL), and Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD), and in Canon law : Bachelor of Canon Law (JCB), Licentiate of Canon Law (JCL), and Doctor of Canon Law (JCD).
Hampton has received and managed multiple research grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA, been a board member of the National Safe Skies Alliance (NSSA), National Coalition for Aviation Mobility (NCAM), and is currently a member of the Institute Management Council (IMC) for the NextGen Institute (NGATS) supporting the Joint program Development Office (JPDO). Executive Director of the Southeast SATSLab (NASA) (2001 - 2005). Currently, Steven is the Executive Director of the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation leading a coalition of four established universities conducting some 65+ research projects supporting the FAA and the Aviation Industry.