Campus: Milwaukee

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Neal O’Reilly

Director Conservation and Environmental Science

College of Letters & Science

Current Faculty or Staff Member

Dr. O’Reilly is the Emeritus Director of the Conservation and Environmental Science Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and teaches resource management courses such as Principles of Stream Management and Restoration (CES-650), and Environmental Law for Natural Resource Managers (CES-515).

Dr. Neal O’Reilly is an environmental engineer and hydrologist with over 40 years of experience in the field of water resource management and environmental restoration. He has worked throughout the United States on projects that have involved lake, stream, and wetland restoration, fish passage, urban stormwater management, watershed planning, and environmental assessment. In addition to his PhD in Environmental Engineering, Dr. O’Reilly has a degree in Environmental Law, a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic Ecology and Geology. He worked for 15 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Water Resources Planner and 23 years in private consulting for clients such as the State of Wisconsin, the State of Illinois, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is on the boards of several area nonprofit organizations. Dr. O’Reilly joined the UWM faculty in 2012. Dr. O’Reilly’s current research is on how wildlife can thrive in urban areas.


Sustainability, Environmentalism and Conservation


Environment, Environmental Management, Stormwater management, Water pollution, wildlife