Mary E. Galvin
William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science
In June 2015, Mary E. Galvin was named the new the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, succeeding Gregory Crawford, who took the new position of vice president and associate provost in charge of Notre Dame's initiatives in California. Dean Galvin comes to Notre Dame from the National Science Foundation, where she directed the Division of Materials Research. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a focus on polymers and materials sciences, after which she worked at Bell Laboratories for 14 years. She then served as a professor at the University of Delaware before moving to the Air Products and Chemicals Inc, and then the NSF. Dean Galvin's work on LEDs and photovoltaic cells is widely published, and she currently holds five U.S. patents.
One of four endowed faculty positions bearing the Warren name, this deanship was a gift of the William K. Warren Foundation, which was founded by its Oklahoma oil executive namesake in 1945. Warren’s son, William K. Warren Jr. (’56), is a Life Trustee of the University.