AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Department of Physics and Astronomy
2022-2023
Assignment Responsibilities Responsible Person
Associate Department Head Assists the Department Head with various aspects of departmental  administration. Kate Jones, Marianne Breinig
Astronomy outreach  Make presentations on astronomy and related topics to schools and civic organizations; astronomy observations for general education courses and the public Paul Lewis
Building Representative Departmental contact concerning physics space issues Kate Jones, Christine Cheney
College Promotion and Tenure Committee Advise the Dean on tenure and promotion no representation
Colloquia Be responsible for organizing, implementing, and coordinating departmental colloquia Yuri Kamyshkov (Fall), Cristian Batista
Commencement - Fall 2022 Participate in the commencement ceremonies as arranged by the university and the college  Lucas Platter, Adolfo Eguiluz, Elbio Dagotto
Commencement - Spring 2023 Participate in the commencement ceremonies as arranged by the university and the college  Nadia Fomin, Ken Read, Andrew Steiner
Arts and Sciences Advisory Council Serve as the Department of Physics and Astronomy's representative to the Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences Miguel Madurga
Dean's Student Advisory Council Serve as the Department's representative(s) to the Dean's Student Advisory Council. tba
Director of Graduate Program Coordinate the activities of the committees on graduate affairs; graduate studies, graduate recruitment, graduate admissions, graduate student progress, graduate student liaison brochure, qualifying examination. Steve Johnston
Director of Undergraduate Program Coordinate the activities of the committees on undergraduate affairs; undergraduate studies, curriculum and advising. Christine Nattrass
Assistant Director of Undergraduate program Coordinate the activities of the committees on undergraduate affairs; undergraduate studies, curriculum and advising. Max Lavrentovich
Environmental Health and Safety Monitor chemical storage and safety, hazardous waste disposal; inform faculty & staff of chemical hazards and procedures for waste disposal Christine Cheney
Faculty Senate Members of the Faculty Senate Yuri Efremenko, Nadia Fomin, Andrew Steiner, Miguel Madurga (alternate); Chris Parigger (UTSI)
GTA Workshop Organize and coordinate the GTA workshop for August 2016 Christine Cheney
Undergraduate Council Represent the department on the Undergraduate Council Christine Nattrass
Graduate Council Represent the department on the Graduate Council Jaan Mannik
Honors Day Organize Honors Day program, select speaker, guide process to choose award winners  Catherine Longmire, Christine Cheney, Adrian Del Maestro
Inventory Be responsible for inventory of equipment Business Office
Library Representative Represent the department's book and journal needs to the library Mike Guidry
Ph.D. Qualifying Exams Organize Ph.D. Qualifying Exam committees and maintain responsibility for exam process Marianne Breinig
Publications Coordinator Be responsible for departmental newsletter, brochure, homepage, recruitment, and handbook materials Catherine Longmire
Qualifying Exam AY22/23 Develop and grade the two annual Qualifying Exams for the Doctoral Program Marianne Breinig (chair), Cristian Batista, Mike Guidry, Kate Jones, Larry Lee, Tony Mezzacappa, Adriana Moreo, Andrew Steiner, Ruixing Zhang
Qualifying Exam AY23/24 Develop and grade the two annual Qualifying Exams for the Doctoral Program Marianne Breinig (chair), Elbio Dagotto, Nadia Fomin, Robert Grzywacz, Raph Hix, Tova Holmes, Miguel Madurga, Tony Mezzacappa, Christine Nattrass
Radiation Safety Monitor and report usage and/or transport of radioactive materials Christine Cheney, Miguel Madurga
Research Council Represent the department on UTK's Research Council Yuri Efremenko, Andrew Steiner
Seminars in Nuclear Physics-P599 Responsible for this seminar Thomas Papenbrock (fall)
Seminars in Condensed Matter Physics-P599 Responsible for this seminar Ruixing Zhang (fall)
Seminars in Quantum Information Responsible for this seminar George Siopsis
Seminars in High energy and Astrophysics-P599 Responsible for this seminar Larry Lee (fall); Yuri Efremenko (spring)
Graduate research participation seminar-P599 Responsible for this seminar Wonhee Ko
Society of Physics Students Advisor Work with officers of SPS, select members for Sigma Pi Sigma, and coordinate activities of Sigma Pi Sigma Max Lavrentovich
Surplusing Be responsible for disposal of equipment and clearing inventory records Paul Lewis, Brad Gardner
Undergraduate Council Represent the department on UTK's Undergraduate Council Christine Nattrass