IDB Staff: Van W. Noah

Van W. Noah, P.E. Program Director
Van W. Noah, P.E.,
Program Director

(IDB) as a Program Director in the fall of 2005. He graduated from the LOGTECH MBA (now known as IU-IDB MBA) as a private sector participant in 2004 and now leads a team that manages that program, the LOGTECH Advanced Course, and the Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program for the Institute of Defense & Business. He continues to help develop new and innovative education programs for the IDB’s clients. 

Van came to the IDB from an engineering and management career with the Michael Baker Corporation managing the North Carolina offices of the corporation responsible for building the FedEx MidAtlantic hub in Greensboro and expanding operations in the state. Prior to joining Michael Baker Corporation, he was the engineer for the North Carolina Global TransPark, leading the planning, permitting, and construction of that global intermodal facility for the State of North Carolina. 

He consulted environmental and engineering projects in the private sector and with the Department of Defense following ten years of active duty service in the US Army. 

During his military career, Van served in the Republic of Korea, starting as a Platoon Leader and working his way up to Battalion S4 before being selected to command a company in the 44th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy). After the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, he reported to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Airborne) in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served in various staff positions including Assistant Division Engineer before obtaining his second company command. Following Command and Service Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, he served as a Brigade Engineer for the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade in Seoul, Korea. He left the military for a civilian career in 1992 as a Major. 

Van has a Bachelor’s in Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a LOGTECH MBA Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also a registered Professional Engineer. Van resides in Chapel Hill with his wife.