Leo McWilliams

Professor Leo McWilliams

Teaching professor and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs






257 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

After completing four Notre Dame degrees, Leo McWilliams had a successful career in industry before returning to the University to become the architect of a more inclusive undergraduate engineering program. He is an advocate for programmatic and curricular changes to address barriers to entry, retention, and degree completion.

McWilliams is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation STEM Talent Expansion Program grant, and his scholarship has been presented and published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, American Society for Engineering Education, and Frontiers in Education.

Feature about Prof. McWilliams in the New York Times (2020)



Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1993
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1985
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1982
B.S., Economics, University of Notre Dame, 1981