Program Leadership

The Clark Scholars Program team is committed to facilitating the success of our Scholars. This team includes the Faculty Director and Program Coordinator, but also includes a broader support network within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In support of the Clark Scholars, our team maintains responsibility for program design and implementation, but also for facilitating broader engagement with the University community at large. Scholars are encouraged to to talk with program staff to help achieve their goals.

UVA's Clark Scholars Team

  • Keith Williams

    Clark Scholars Faculty Director

    Keith is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Keith has been the first-year advisor and Introductory Engineering instructor for UVA’s Clark Scholars Program, along with directing the introductory program for first year engineering students. His most cited scientific work is in the areas of hydrogen storage in nanomaterials, and DNA-based recognition. In recent years, he has received several teaching awards and commendations. He enjoys piano, cello, taking students on local hikes and leading study abroad adventures in the summer.

    Professor Williams' Faculty Page
  • Alicia Cowan-Brown

    Clark Scholars Program Coordinator

    Alicia joined the Clark Scholars Program in 2022 as the Program Coordinator. Her responsibilities include program implementation, scholar engagement, and collaborating with various partners to improve the Engineering student experience. As an advocate and champion for holistic student success, she also connects scholars with academic and professional opportunities.

    Contact Alicia