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.

Keith Williams

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Clark Scholars Faculty Director

Williams' completed my Ph.D. in materials physics at Penn State University in 2001, and undertook postdoctoral research in the Molecular Biophysics Group at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, thereafter establishing a nanophysics laboratory in the physics department at the University of Virginia. 

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.