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Joe D. Manous, Jr., PE, Ph.D., D.WRE

Director, Institute for Water Resources, United States Army Corps of Engineers


Dr. Manous was elected to the Quality of Life Plus (QL+) Board of Directors on October 23, 2020, for a three-year term. Dr. Manous served a full 29-year career in the Army, retiring as a Colonel. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a board-certified water resources engineer of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE).

Joe is a Water Resources Engineer who specializes in the areas of water resources and environmental security issues associated with water. Following a successful career in a variety of US based and international assignments as an Army engineer officer, Dr Manous completed his active duty military career as an Academy Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught courses in environmental engineering, water resources, and environmental security.

Dr Manous is currently an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, past-President of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), and President-elect of the Civil Engineering Certification (CEC), Inc. He is active in several professional engineering organizations to include American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, National Institute of Engineering Ethics, Society of American Military Engineers, Order of the Engineer, and the Army Engineer Association.

Dr Manous holds earned degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering), North Georgia College (Physics), University of Illinois (MS, Civil Engineering), US Army War College (Masters of Strategic Studies), and University of Minnesota (PhD, Environmental Engineering).

Dr Manous resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife of 39-years, Stephanie, and four grown children.