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Rebecca N. Macdonald

  • Rebecca N. Macdonald
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Swanson Director of Engineering Student Project Teams
  • Address: B27 Upson Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-1380
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Selected Publications

  • MacDonald, Rebecca, E. Connell. 2013. "Building on the moon: An open-ended exercise benchmarking freshman CMGT students."
  • Panthi, K., Rebecca MacDonald. 2013. "Environmental regulations generated market opportunities for engineering and construction companies."
  • MacDonald, Rebecca, R. Sessoms, E. Connell. 2012. "Survey of undergraduate construction programs use of AC exam as an assessment tool."
  • MacDonald, Rebecca, D. Batie, R. Goodman. 2012. "Using writing as a means for encouraging students to participate in public discourse and community engagement."
  • MacDonald, Rebecca, W. E. Back, P. W. Johnson. 2012. "A retrospective analysis to identify trends in forensic research." Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities 26 (5): 550-557.

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Selected Awards and Honors

  • Chacellor's Leadership Academy Award (East Carolina University) 2013
  • University of Alabama Graduate Student of the Month (University of Alabama) 2011
  • University of Alabama Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Student Volunteer Recognition (University of Alabama) 2012
  • Engineering Council of Birmingham Graduate Student of the Year (University of Alabama) 2013


  • BS (Civil Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000
  • Master's in Economics (Economics), Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006
  • MS (Civil Engineering), University of Alabama, 2010
  • Ph D (Civil Engineering), University of Alabama, 2013