Albert Manville, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Al Manville, II, PhD, CWB, was a senior wildlife biologist with the Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, before retiring in 2014. He continues to work as the principal consultant for a wildlife and conservation firm he created on issues which he led for the Service. These deal with impacts to birds, bats and their habitats from communication towers, power lines, commercial wind and solar energy development, buildings and glass, bridges, lighting, and fishing gear, among others.

Dr. Manville received his B.S. from Allegheny College with a research focus on black bears, and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point in natural resources and wildlife management studying the parasites and diseases of black bears, while also conducting waterfowl and upland game bird research. His Ph.D. from Michigan State University is in wildlife ecology and management, conducting a three-year radio telemetry study on black bears while also pursuing various avian assessments. In previous positions, Dr. Manville was trained as a Mandarin Chinese interpreter for the National Security Agency while serving in the U.S. Navy, he has been designated as a “Certified Wildlife Biologist” by The Wildlife Society, and has served in such capacities as Big Game Records Coordinator for the Boone and Crockett Club, Vice President/Director of Science Policy for Defenders of Wildlife, a member of the U.S. Scientific Delegation on High Seas Driftnetting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Mountain Club, a member of the Steering Committee of the Endangered Species Coalition, and was offered a position as branch chief with his Division in 1997.

Dr. Manville has testified more than 40 times before Congress and other governmental bodies, published more than 170 professional and popular papers, chapters and book reviews, and given more than 160 invited public presentations. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy Magazine, was the wildlife consultant for the Walt Disney/Touchstone Pictures production of the movie White Fang, and has conducted hundreds of radio and television interviews, quoted extensively in the print and electronic media. In addition to extensive research he has conducted on black and brown/grizzly bears (including in Glacier National Park), wolves, marine mammals and seabirds, he has been actively involved in teaching. Since 2000, he has been an affiliate professor and instructor for Johns Hopkins University, served as faculty on the U.S.D.A. Graduate School for more than 15 years, taught several courses at Michigan State University, and was an Affiliate Professor of Biology for George Mason University before joining USFWS.

Prof. Manville’s JHU email is He teaches Principles and Methods of Ecology and Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management.


Al Manville