Thornton Hall A216
351 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904


Doc Jacques was initially on the faculty of the School of Engineering & Applied Science from 1998 – 2001; prior to retiring from the Federal government he returned to a teaching position in the School of Engineering on August 15, 2019. He officially retired from the US Department of Homeland Security on January 31, 2020.

Doc served in several senior management positions including Deputy City Manager for Community Planning and Development and Director of Aviation overseeing the Lynchburg Regional Airport, during his 25 years with the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.

During his 23 years of Federal service he served as a Program Manager for the Office for Preparedness overseeing evaluations of advanced counter-terrorism technologies; a Program Manager in the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs overseeing projects associated with information sharing networks; automated risk assessment technologies and command and control platforms; and, he served as the Deputy Operations Officer for the National Operations Center in the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Additionally, Doc Jacques served as the Liaison Officer with the National Response Coordination Center for the DHS Secretary’s Office of Operations Coordination. He held TS/SCI clearances throughout his Federal service.

These experiences provided him with first-hand knowledge of engineering design and requirements associated with advanced technologies that provided enhanced information sharing networks and the fusion of data for real-time Situational Awareness as required by DHS, Federal, State, Local and Regional public safety operation centers, and the US intelligence community.

Served 12 years as an officer in the United States Navy. Recalled to active duty from August 25, 1990 to May 9, 1991 for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Rank: LCDR


Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1995

Master of Science in Administration, George Washington University, 1978

B.A. in Political Science, University of Lynchburg, 1971

Courses Taught

STS 4500 STS and Engineering Practice
STS 4600 The Engineer, Ethics, and Professional Responsiblity


Appointed as a member to the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science Advisory Committee 2000
Faculty Mentor Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia 1997
Awarded the Maude Battle Johnson Award for outstanding scholarship and performance in commercial and economic development, by the Virginia Institute for Economic Development, Virginia Tech 1994
Inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University 1992