Undergraduate Clark Foundation Scholarship Programs Team

Liz Galvin

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

Ms. Elizabeth Galvin is the Associate Director for Clark Foundation 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. 

Mr. Michael A. Robinson
Coordinator for recruitment
(301) 405-3793 | marobin@umd.edu

Mr. Michael A. Robinson is the Coordinator for Recruitment for the Clark Foundation Scholarship Programs and has been with the University of Maryland since 2005. His previous positions on campus include being an Academic Advisor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as several positions within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. While in Admissions, he served as a Freshman Admissions Counselor, the Coordinator for Limited Enrollment Programs, Assistant Director for Transfer and International Admissions and the Associate Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives. His background includes undergraduate admissions and recruitment, student event planning and academic advising. He is a proud Frostburg State University alum where he earned his B.S. in Sociology.

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Dr. Christopher Cadou
(301)-405-0829 | cadou@umd.edu

Dr. Christopher Cadou is the Faculty Advisor for the Clark Scholars Program. He is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, a Keystone Professor in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, a member of the Combustion Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Dr. Cadou has been with the University of Maryland since 2000. He has served as the Rocket Club Faculty Advisor since 2013, the Sigma Gamma Tau Faculty Advisor since 2012, a Gemstone Program Mentor from 2005-2008, and has served as Research Advisor for 17 honors projects. His research focuses on the thermophysical issues underlying and often limiting the miniaturization of combustion-based power systems, non-intrusive diagnostics for reacting and high speed flows, and engine/fuel cell integration for aerospace applications. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in history from Cornell University in 1989. He subsequently received M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1991 and 1996 respectively. He was a track athlete in college (hammer throw), is a private pilot, and enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing, tennis, and golf with his wife, two children, and newfoundland dog.


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.