Neal O'Reilly

CES Program Director & Lecturer
Conservation & Environment
 Lapham Hall 364


PhD, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Law, Marquette University, 2007
MS, Environmental Engineering, Marquette University, 1999
BS, Aquatic Biology and Environmental Geology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1977

Courses Taught

CES 471 – Practicum in Natural Resources Management
CES 499 – Ad Hoc: Environmental Law for Natural Resource Managers
CES 651 – Principles of Stream Management and Restoration


2016 Michael Frome Outreach Award by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust for “demonstrating excellence in education related to land preservation and the environment.”


Dr. Neal O’Reilly is an environmental engineer and hydrologist with over 37 years of experience in the field of water resource management. He has worked throughout the United States on projects that have involved lake, stream and wetland restoration, fish passage, stormwater management, watershed planning, and environmental assessment. His doctoral research focused on data mining and development of non-linear models to predict environmental response to environmental stresses. In addition to his PhD in Environmental Engineering, Dr. O’Reilly has a doctoral minor in Environmental Law, a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees in Aquatic Ecology and Geology. He worked for 15 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource as a Water Resources Planner and 23 years in private consulting for clients such as the State of Wisconsin, State of Illinois and US Environmental Protection Agency.