Dr. Jack Davis, P.E .
US Army Engineer R&D Center (ERDC) and Environmental Laboratory (EL)
Dr. Jack E. Davis is the Deputy Director for the EL overseeing laboratory operations related to people, portfolios, products, facilities, and communication. Dr. Davis’s career spans 39 years in research and development for the USACE. His research areas include reservoir water quality, design of river control structures, ocean and coastal wind-wave generation and propagation, coastal wetland restoration engineering and protection, beneficial uses of dredged sediment, coastal sediment management, and design of shore protection structures. Prior to his current position, he served in the Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory as the ERDC’s Technical Director for Flood & Coastal-Storm Damage Reduction, Flood Risk Management, Emergency Management, and Water Supply. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Technical Director for the same business line. He served as a Program Manager for Civil Works R&D programs including the Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Program and the Regional Sediment Management Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs. He received his PhD in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University; his MS from The University of Texas; and his BS from the University of Illinois.