Undergraduate Clark Foundation Scholarship Programs Team

Liz Galvin

Ms. Elizabeth Galvin
(301) 405-9807 |  elr@umd.edu 

Ms. Elizabeth Galvin is the Program Manager for Clark Scholarship Programs and has been with the University of Maryland since 2009. Her previous positions on campus include roles in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and in the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Program in the Honors College. Her background includes experience in university recruitment, scholarship review and selection, event planning, student advising, study abroad programs and student programming. Galvin earned her B.A. in French language, literature and culture from the University of Maryland, and her M.A. in higher education administration from Columbia University.

Christal Dimas

Ms. Christal Dimas
Coordinator for retention
(301) 405-3858 | cdimas@umd.edu 

Ms. Christal Dimas is the Coordinator for Retention for Clark Scholarship Programs and has been with the University since 2011. Christal has held multiple positions on the University of Maryland’s campus, including within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Program in the Honors College, and in the Academic Achievement Programs.  In her previous roles, she focused on student programming including social, professional development, and academically-focused events, planning site visits and special events for first- and second-year students.  Additionally, Christal has experience in student supervision and facilitating workshops for peer tutors to ensure that current students have the strong academic support that they need to be successful.  Christal’s work in the Academic Achievement Programs focused mostly on low-income, first generation students, and included managing a program that provided over 2,000 hours of free tutoring an academic year to the undergraduate population.  Dimas earned her B.S. in Biology from Brenau University’s Women’s College and her Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland with a focus on education policy. 

David Lovell

Dr. David Lovell
(301) 405-7995 | lovell@umd.edu

Dr. David Lovell is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and he holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research. He is a Keystone Professor in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and a faculty member in the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program. Lovell was faculty advisor for the Engineers Without Borders and Maryland Sustainability Engineers student chapters for eight years. He has led numerous educational and engineering trips with students to countries in Asia, South America and Africa. He was awarded the 2012 EWB-USA Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award and the 2014 Poole & Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award, and in 2015 was inducted into the ODK Leadership Fraternity. Lovell has been with the University of Maryland since 1997. He has also held visiting faculty appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. He is currently associate editor of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, and U.S. program chair of the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation. His research interests are in surface and air transportation, focusing on problems of facility design, resource allocation, data analytics and operations research. He earned his B.A. in mathematics from Portland State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Lovell was also a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Clark Doctoral Fellows Team

Dr. Min Wu
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
(301) 405-0401 |  minwu@umd.edu 

Dr. Min Wu is currently serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs for the Clark School. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2001. At UMD, she leads the Media and Security Team (MAST), with main research interests on information security and forensics, sensing analytics and learning, and multimedia signal processing. Her research and education have been recognized by a U.S. NSF CAREER award, a TR100 Young Innovator Award from the MIT Technology Review, an U.S. ONR Young Investigator Award, a Computer World "40 Under 40" IT Innovator Award, University of Maryland Invention of the Year Awards, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and IEEE Harriett B. Rigas Award, and several paper awards from IEEE, ACM, and EURASIP. She was elected IEEE Fellow and AAAS Fellow for contributions to multimedia security, digital forensics and signal processing. Dr. Wu chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2013), and has served as Vice President - Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010-2012) and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015-2017). 

Dr. Nicholas Slaughter
Coordinator for Graduate Affairs
(301) 405-2813 |  nslaugh1@umd.edu 

Dr. Nicholas Slaughter is currently serving as Coordinator for Graduate Affairs for the Clark School and works with the Clark Doctoral Fellows Program. Prior to this role, he taught courses in literature and composition in the University of Maryland English Department and developed graduate student resources in the University Libraries. In his current position, he works with Clark School fellowship and awards programs as well as with the recruitment and success of top engineering graduate students. Dr. Slaughter earned his B.A. in English and Russian language and literature and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English language and literature at the University of Maryland.