Doug Shields, Jr. provides consulting services in the areas of stream restoration design, hydraulic influence of woody vegetation, large woody debris, streambank erosion, response of fluvial systems to disturbance, and environmental design criteria for river engineering. He has over 40 years of professional experience in environmental and water resources engineering and has authored or co-authored more than 300 technical publications and has made more than 100 technical presentations. He has worked on research or consulting projects in all major regions of the Continental US, with primary experience in the Southeast on physical aspects of streams and rivers, habitat rehabilitation, and water quality. 


B. S. Harding University (Summa Cum Laude) - Mathematics, 1975

M.S. Vanderbilt University - Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, 1977

Ph.D. Colorado State University - Hydraulics, 1987


Instructor and Research Associate, Tennessee State University, 1977-1978

Hydraulic Engineer, Nashville District, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1978-1980

Research Hydraulic Engineer, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, 1980-1990

Research Hydraulic Engineer, National Sedimentation Laboratory, USDA-ARS, 1990-2012

Principal and Consulting Hydraulic Engineer, Doug Shields Engineering, LLC, 2012-present 

Adjunct professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, 1994-present

Professional societies and licensure

Registered professional engineer in the State of Mississippi since 1981, number 08360

Registered professional engineer in the State of South Carolina since 2018, number 35468

Certified Professional Hydrologist, Surface Water of the American Institute of Hydrology, since 2018, Certification Number 18-H-9001

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, Order of the Engineer, American Geophysical Union, Sierra Club, American Rivers Network

Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.  Elected by eminence, 2008.

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010.

Fellow, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, 2013