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UW-Green Bay community mourns passing of David Dolan


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Word has been received of the unexpected passing of award-winning faculty member Prof. David Dolan. He died Wednesday (June 18) at a Green Bay hospital. Arrangements are pending. A member of the Natural and Applied Sciences faculty, Dolan was the reigning recipient of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship. He received the honor at an all-University convocation in August 2012 in recognition of the quality of his research and academic publications. Dolan joined UW-Green Bay in 1999. He taught statistics in the Mathematics program and was a member of the graduate faculty of the Environmental Science and Policy program. His research involved load estimation for water pollutants and also the detection of trends in environmental indicators. Dolan focused most of his work on the Great Lakes, especially Green Bay and Lake Erie. He helped numerous students, both graduate and undergraduate, to complete projects and theses. He was able to consistently attract research funding for this work, mostly from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dolan joined the faculty here after serving as an environmental statistician for the International Joint Commission and the federal EPA for 27 years. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in statistics at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Outside the classroom, Dolan was an avid bridge player and a lifelong Detroit Red Wings and Notre Dame football fan. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their families. We will link to additional information as it becomes available.

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