Assistant Professor
Engineering Hall 407
(414) 288-2117
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Research Interests

  • Stormwater Management
  • Hydrology
  • Flood Frequency Analysis
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Engineering Education

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 2016, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

M.S., 2012, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

B.S., 2010, Civil Engineering, Texas Tech

Selected Recent Publications

McDonald, W.M., Dymond, R.L., and Lohani, V.K., 2017. Evaluation of Continuous Monitoring as a Tool for Municipal Stormwater Management Programs. ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. Accepted.

Aguilar, M.F., McDonald, W.M., and Dymond, R.L., 2016. Benchmarking Laboratory Observation Uncertainty for In-Pipe Storm Sewer Discharge Measurements, Journal of Hydrology 534, pp 73-86. 

Brogan, D.S., McDonald, W.M., Lohani, V.K., and Dymond, R.L., 2016. A High-Frequency Real-Time System for Creating and Sharing Environmental Data. Advances in Engineering Education (AEE), 5 (2). 

Hodges, C.C., McDonald, W.M., Dymond, R.L., and Hancock, K.L., 2016. Improved Methods of Parameterization for Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of Peak Discharges in Rural Ungaged Streams, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001248 , 05015010..

McDonald, W.M., Brogan, D. S., Lohani, V. K., Dymond, R. L. and Clark, R. L., 2015. Integrating a Real-Time Environmental Monitoring Lab into University and Community College Courses, International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), 31(4).

Selected Recent Grants

Parolari, A.P. (PI), McDonald, W.M. (Co-PI), “Model development for design and real-time control of stormwater basins for watershed management during climate change adaptation.” NSF Water Equipment & Policy I/UCRC. Jan 2017 – Dec 2017.

McDonald, W.M. (PI). “Evaluating the Effect of Microenvironments on Stormwater Management in Southeast Wisconsin”. Regular Research Grant / Summer Faculty Fellowship, Office of Research Marquette University. Jul 2017 – Aug 2017. 

McNamara, P.J. (PI), Lee, C. (Co-PI), Mayer, B.K. (Co-PI), McDonald, W.M. (Co-PI), Parolari, A.P., 2017. “Lab-scale Pipe Loop Modeling a Drinking Water Distribution System.” Opus College of Engineering Legacy Initial Equipment Grant, Marquette University. Jan 2017-Dec 2017.

McDonald, W.M. (PI), Parolari, A.P. (Co-PI), 2017. “Technology Enabled Active and Collaborative Higher-Learning (TEACH): Advancing Water Resources Engineering Curriculum through Mobile GIS.” Opus College of Engineering Student Centered Learning, Marquette University, Jan 2017 - Jun 2017.

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