Detailed Information for Dale McDonald

Dr. Dale B. McDonald 
Engineering, McCoy School of
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
McCoy Engineering Hall 219E
Office Hours

MWF 8:00 - 9:00 & 10:00 - 11:00 am, TR 8:00 - 10:00 am

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4004
Fax: (940) 397-4536
 
 

Contact Information

dale.mcdonald@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

1) Instantaneous Optimal Control

2) Numerical Optimization Algorithms

3) Differential Game Theory

4) Population Dynamics

5) Response Surface Modeling


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2014 4123  101  Mathematical Methods for Engineers    Dillard College of Business Administration 345

MWF 10:00-10:50 am

Details Fall 2014 2133  101  Engineering Economics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

MWF 9:00-9:50 am

Details Fall 2014 2113  101  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 136

TR 8:00 - 9:20 AM

Details Fall 2014 1132  180  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

TR 6:00 - 6:50 pm

Details Spring 2014 4253  201  Control Systems    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: TR 10:00 - 11:20 am

 

Details Spring 2014 4203  201  Mechanical Engineering Analysis    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: MWF 9:00 – 9:50 AM

 

Details Spring 2014 2203  201  Thermodynamics    Dillard College of Business Administration 175

TR 2:30 - 3:50 pm

Details Spring 2014 2113  201  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

MWF 11:00 - 11:50 am

Details Spring 2014 2113  201  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

MWF 11:00 - 11:50 am

Details Fall 2013 4123  101  Mathematical Methods for Engineers    Dillard College of Business Administration 345

MWF 10:00-10:50 am

Details Fall 2013 4122  101  Machine Control Programming    McCoy Engineering Hall 207, 118

Course Schedule: TR 11:00-11:50 am

Lab 11A: R 1:00-2:50 pm

 

 

Details Fall 2013 2133  101  Engineering Economics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

MWF 9:00-9:50 am

Details Fall 2013 2113  101  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

TR 8:00 - 9:20 am

Details Fall 2013 1132  180  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

TR 6:00 - 6:50 pm

Details Spring 2013 4253  201  Control Systems    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: MWF 10:00 - 10:50 am

 

Details Spring 2013 4203  201  Mechanical Engineering Analysis    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: MWF 9:00 – 9:50 AM

 

Details Spring 2013 3234  21B  Heat Transfer Laboratory    McCoy Engineering Hall 123

Course Schedule: W 1:00-2:50 PM

Details Spring 2013 2133  201  Dynamics    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: MWF 8:00 – 9:50 AM

 

Details Spring 2013 1202  101  Solid Modeling    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

M 1:00-4:50 pm

Details Fall 2012 4134  11A  Dynamics of Machines Laboratory    McCoy Engineering Hall 121

Tuesday 2:00-4:50 PM

Details Fall 2012 3123  11B  Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory    McCoy Engineering Hall 112

Monday 5:00 - 7:50 PM

Details Fall 2012 2133  101  Engineering Economics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

MWF 9:00-9:50 am

Details Fall 2012 1202  101  Solid Modeling    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

M 1:00-5:00 pm

Details Fall 2012 1132  101  Engineering Graphics    Dillard College of Business Administration 121

TR 8:00-8:50

Details Fall 2012 1132  101  Engineering Graphics    Dillard College of Business Administration 121

TR 8:00-8:50

Details Summer I 2012 2113  301  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Monday-Thursday 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Details Spring 2012 4253  201  Control Systems    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: TR 10:00 – 11:20 AM

 

Details Spring 2012 4203  201  Mechanical Engineering Analysis    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Course Schedule: MWF 9:00 – 9:50 AM

 

Details Spring 2012 3234  21B  Heat Transfer Laboratory    McCoy Engineering Hall 123

Course Schedule: W 2:00-4:50 PM

Details Spring 2012 1202  201  Solid Modeling    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

Course Schedule: M 1:00-4:50 PM

 

Details Spring 2012 1101  201  Intoduction to Engineering    Prothro-Yeager Hall 103

Course Schedule: R 1:00-2:50 PM

 

 

Details Fall 2011 MENG 1101  101  Introduction to Engineering    Dillard College of Business Administration 101

Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm

Details Fall 2011 1133  102  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00 - 9:50 AM

Details Fall 2011 1133  101  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 - 10:50 AM

Details Summer II 2011 1202  201  Solid Modeling    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

MTRF 2:30-4:40 PM

Details Spring 2011 4253  201  Control Systems    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

MWF 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Details Spring 2011 4203  201  Mechanical Engineering Analysis    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM

Details Spring 2011 4203  201  Dynamics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

MWF 3:00 - 3:50 PM

Details Spring 2011 1133  201  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

TR 1:00 - 3:50 PM

Details Fall 2010 4123  101  Mathematical Methods for Engineers    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM

Details Fall 2010 1133  101  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

MWF 8:00 – 9:50 AM

Details Fall 2010 1133  102  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

TR 8:00 – 10:50 AM

Details Fall 2010 1133  180  Engineering Graphics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

TR 4:00 – 6:50 PM




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Washington State University Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering  
Washington State University M.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Washington State University B.S. Mechanical Engineering  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Washington State University  Visiting Assistant Professor    
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor    
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor  2013 - August  Present



Research and Publications

Recent Publications

 

Chapters in Books

McDonald, D., and Grantham, W., “Singular Perturbation Trajectory Following Algorithms for Min-Max Differential Games”, in Advances in Dynamic Game Theory and  Applications, Jørgensen, S. J., Vincent, T. L., and Quincampoix, M. eds., Birkhaüser, Boston, 2006.

Invited Journal Articles

McDonald, D., “Sensitivity Based Trajectory Following Control Damping Algorithms”, Numerical Algebra, Control, and Optimization, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 127-143. Dedicated to Professor George Leitmann, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science, The University of California at Berkley, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Refereed Journal Articles

Lewis, M., McDonald, D., Owen, J., Rincon-Zachary, M., and Smith, B., “We Grow UGROW: A Model for Undergraduate Research At A Public Liberal Arts University”, Submitted to the Special Issue on Undergraduate Research in the
Humanities, Spring 2013.

McDonald, D., “Instantaneous Optimal Control of a Predator-Prey Natural Resource with a Prey-Dependent Functional Response”, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, Vol. 11, 2012 pp. 105-111.

Brink, J., and McDonald, D., “Work Sampling Study of an Engineering Professor During a Regular Contract Period”, Accepted for publication by the College Student Journal, Jan. 2011.

Brink, J., and McDonald, D., “Work Sampling of a Professor During “Off-Contract” Periods”, College Student Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2011, pp. 566-572.

McDonald, D., “Efficient Continuous-Time Optimization”, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2010, pp. 165-172.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

McDonald, D. “Parameter Identification in Ecological Systems via Discontinuous and Singular Control Regimes”, Submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nov. 9-15, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.

Brink, J., Azzouz, S., McDonald, D., Wang, S., and Azouz, I., “An Interdisciplinary    Engineering Education Model”, Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual  Conference, March 9-11, 2011, The University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.