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Vic Engel, Ph.D.

Vic Engel is Director of the South Atlantic Water Science Center.

Victor Engel, is the Director of the USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center, and he is based in Norcross, GA.  His professional career over the last two decades lies at the intersection of ecosystem and water resource management, spanning locations across the U.S., Central and South America. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Miami and the University of Florida and is an author on 50+ peer-reviewed publications.


Ph.D. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY 2002
M.S. Systems Ecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1995
B.A. Environmental Studies, New College of Sarasota, FL 1991


National Hydropower and Instream Flow Program Manager (GS-14) 2017-20
USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO

Acting Deputy Associate Director (GS-15) 2016
USGS Ecosystems, Reston, VA, Detail assignment

Wildlife-Energy Program Specialist (GS-14) 2015
USGS Ecosystems, Reston, VA, Detail assignment

Supervisory Hydrologist (GS-14) 2012-16
USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Gainesville, FL

Research Hydrologist (GS-13) 2003-12
Everglades National Park (ENP) Homestead, FL

Post-doctoral Research Associate 2002-03
Duke University, Durham, NC