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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

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Graduate Students

Charitha Gunawardana, Ph.D Student


Joe Naughton. M.S. Student

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Elizabeth Regier, M.S. Student


Spencer Sebo, M.S. Student


Undergraduate Students

Current Students

Colin Barrington. Evaluation of nation-wide TMDL compliance

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

Former Students

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

Julian Velazquez. Modeling the Ochomogo River watershed, Nicaragua

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

Kevin Hautzinger. Evaluation of MS4 compliance in southeastern Wisconson