Department of Physics and Astronomy
2017 - 2018
Committee Area of Responsibility Chair Members
Planning Advises the Head on issues of departmental policies, strategic planning, faculty searches Thomas Papenbrock Elbio Dagotto, Norman Mannella, Jaan Mannik, Tony Mezzacappa, Kate Jones, Stefan Spanier
Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee Review and recommendation on faculty retention, tenure, and promotion Adriana Moreo Adolfo Eguiluz, Geoff Greene, Mike Guidry, Robert Grzywacz, Yuri Kamyshkov
Awards Committee Award nominations for faculty and staff Soren Sorensen Elbio Dagotto, Raph Hix, Stefan Spanier 
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - Physics Majors Curricular, recruiting and admission issues for undergraduate physics majors Tony Mezzacappa Geoff Greene, Kate Jones, Steve Johnston, Norman Mannella, Stu Elston (ex-officio)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - General education and service courses Curriculum for general education and service courses Yuri Efremenko Marianne Breinig, Christine Cheney, Jian Liu, Andrew Steiner, Margie Abdelrazek
Astronomy Curriculum Committee  Astronomy curriculum, instruction, and planetarium Sean Lindsay Paul Lewis, Raph Hix, Christine Cheney
Graduate Curriculum Committee Graduate curriculum, graduate admission policies, graduate degree programs Norman Mannella Lloyd Davis, Cristian Batista, Thomas Papenbrock, Stefan Spanier, Andrew Steiner, Marianne Breinig (ex-officio)
Departmental Undergraduate Advising  Advise undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors Stu Elston Christine Nattrass, Adriana Moreo, Mike Guidry, Norman Mannella, Nadia Fomin, Steve Johnston, Haidong Zhou
Undergraduate Scholarships Select scholarship applicants Kate Jones Stu Elston, Catherine Longmire, Nadia Fomin, Miguel Madurga
Undergraduate Student Liaison Advice the Department Head on issues related to the undergraduate program President of SPS Peyton Nanney
Peer Teaching Evaluations Peer evaluation of faculty teaching Marianne  Breinig Adolfo Eguiluz, George Siopsis, Tony Mezzacappa, Thomas Papenbrock, Soren Sorensen, Kate Jones, Geoff Greene, Raph Hix
Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions Recruiment of graduate students.  Admission to the graduate program. Marianne  Breinig  Christine Nattrass, Chris Parigger, Lucas Platter, Sowyanja Gollapinni, Cristian Batista
Student Appeals Review Review student complaints as final step of internal appeals process Stu Elston Marianne Breinig, Ken Read, George Siopsis
Endowment Development and Alumni Relations Develop a program for soliciting and receiving gifts for alumni, friends, and corporations, and identify departmental areas of needs and objectives Hanno Weitering Don Eisenberg, Catherine Longmire, Kate Jones
Shop Committee Review use and operation of Electronics and Instrument Shop services Robert Grzywacz Geoff Greene, Kate Jones (ex-officio), Yuri Kamyshkov, Jaan Mannik
Bylaw Review Committee Review and update the departmental bylaws Soren Sorensen Elbio Dagotto, Tom Handler, and Geoff Greene