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McDonald Hydrology 

Research Group Director

Dr. Walter McDonald is an assistant professor in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department at Marquette University. Dr. McDonald obtained a PhD in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2016 and holds a MS in Civil Engineering (2012) from Texas A&M University and a BS in Civil Engineering (2010) from Texas Tech University. 

Curriculum Vitae


Graduate Students

Joe Naughton. M.S. Student. Urban stormwater management.


Undergraduate Students

Current Students

Adam Gottlieb. Assessing the impact of Hurricane Harvey on flood frequency equations

Colin Barrington. Evaluation of nation-wide TMDL compliance

Julian Velazquez. Modeling the Ochomogo River watershed, Nicaragua

Yuhan Dai. Thermal land use analysis using GIS and drone imagery

Former Students

Mike Heinz. Synthesis of stormwater regulatory criteria across the U.S.

Kevin Hautzinger. Evaluation of MS4 compliance in southeastern Wisconson