Angela Schedel, HDR

Angela Schedel, Ph.D., P.E.

Coastal Programs Director

As the director of coastal programs, Angela is responsible for leading a team of experts in helping restore and maintain our vulnerable coastlines. Along with a doctorate in civil engineering that focused on sea level rise adaptation, her skills are equipping clients and communities to face coastal zone impacts.

She is a civil engineer with a 24-year career in the U.S. Navy and has a rich history of leading change to benefit our built and natural environments. Angela taught ocean engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy for nine years. While there, she served as the first woman deputy director of the engineering division — a title equivalent to an assistant dean at a university. At the academy, she led hundreds of diverse faculty and staff teaching engineering courses to 3,000 students each semester.

On a national level, Angela led a team for the U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, based in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Under her direction, they created a web tool to help federal decision-makers understand the cost and benefits of re-using dredged sediment for ecosystem restoration.

Angela is active in our industry as a member of several key organizations, including the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute; and the Society of American Military Engineers. She also serves on the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association board, as an ex-officio member.

A former Navy helicopter pilot, Angela served aboard ships in the Pacific Ocean and the Persian Gulf during two deployments, flying missions in logistics, search and rescue, and vertical replenishment. Other experiences included leadership positions at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She was an assistant professor, associate chairman and executive assistant within the academy’s Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Department. She contributed her engineering expertise to the academy’s first Sea Level Rise Advisory Council and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach program for K-12 students.

In addition to her doctorate, she holds a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s in ocean engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.