Dr. Jeffrey King is the national lead for the USACE EWN program. Prior to this role Jeff served as deputy national lead and program manager for the USACE EWN initiative from 2016 to 2023. In addition to managing a broad array of EWN activities and collaborative efforts, Dr. King is also advancing research and development projects within the EWN portfolio. Current research interest include:
Before joining the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and EWN, Jeff was the Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, from 2011 through 2016. Before his time at NOAA, Jeff served in the USACE Savannah District from 2004 through 2011 within the district Regulatory and Planning Divisions. Jeff was also a research scientist with Westinghouse at the Savannah River National Laboratory and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. He received a BS from Florida State University in biochemistry, an MS from Johns Hopkins University in clinical/environmental toxicology, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and South Carolina.