COMMITTEES
Department of Physics and Astronomy
2022-2023
Committee Area of Responsibility Chair Members
Planning Advises the Head on issues of departmental policies, strategic planning, faculty searches Alan Tennant Nadia Fomin, Larry Lee, Jaan Mannik, Tony Mezzacappa, George Siopsis
Faculty Review Committee Annual evaluations tenure line faculty Thomas Papenbrock Tony Mezzacappa, Stefan Spanier, Elbio Dagotto.
Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee Review and recommendation on faculty retention, tenure, and promotion Mike Guidry Adriana Moreo, Yuri Efremenko, Robert Grzywacz, Jaan Mannik
Equity and Community Committee Implement diversity plan Adriana Moreo Cristian Batista, Kate Jones, Larry Lee, Norman Mannella, Tova Holmes, Sherwood Richers, Catherine Longmire, GPS representitive
Awards Committee Award nominations for faculty and staff Robert Grzywacz Elbio Dagotto, Raph Hix, Stefan Spanier 
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - Physics Majors Curricular, recruiting and admission issues for undergraduate physics majors Kate Jones Max Lavrentovich, Joon Sue Lee, Norman Mannella, Christine Nattrass (ex-officio), Lucas Platter
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - General education and service courses Curriculum for general education and service courses Jian Liu Marianne Breinig, Christine Cheney, Ruixing Zhang, Margie Abdelrazek, Nau Raj Pokhrel
Astronomy Curriculum Committee  Astronomy curriculum, instruction, and planetarium Raph Hix Mike Guidry, Sean Lindsay, Andrew Steiner
Graduate Curriculum Committee Graduate curriculum, graduate admission policies, graduate degree programs Tony Mezzacappa Cristian Batista, Steve Johnston (ex-officio), Thomas Papenbrock, Stefan Spanier, Andrew Steiner, graduate student representative
Undergraduate Mentoring Committee  Mentor undergraduate physics majors Christine Nattrass  Yuri Efremenko, Mike Guidry, Yuri Kamyshkov, Tony Mezzacappa, Jian Liu, Miguel Madurga, Adriana Moreo, Lucas Platter, Haidong Zhou
Undergraduate Scholarships Select scholarship applicants Max Lavrentovich Catherine Longmire, Adrian Del Maestro (ex-officio)
Graduate Student Liason Advise the Department Head on issues related to the graduate program GPS President  
Undergraduate Student Liaison Advise the Department Head on issues related to the undergraduate program President of SPS  
Peer Teaching Evaluations Peer evaluation of faculty teaching Marianne  Breinig Raph Hix. Jian Liu, Lucas Platter, Haidong Zhou
Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions Recruiment of graduate students.  Admission to the graduate program. Andrew Steiner Nadia Fomin, Mike Guidry, Tova Holmes, Joon Sue Lee, Jaan Mannik, George Siopsis, Haidong Zhou, Miguel Madurga, Ruixing Zhang
Graduate Advising Administer and evaluate placement exams for new graduate students; graduate advising Norman Mannella Cristian Batista, Larry Lee, Lucas Platter
Student Appeals Review Review student complaints as final step of internal appeals process Yuri Kamyshkov  Marianne Breinig, Ken Read
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 Adrian DelMaestro Catherine Longmire
Lounge Committee Promote social activities Larry Lee Showni Medlin, graduate and undergraduate student representatives, Adrian DelMaestro (ex-officio)
Shop Committee Review use and operation of Electronics and Instrument Shop services Robert Grzywacz Kate Jones (ex-officio), Yuri Kamyshkov, Jaan Mannik
Bylaw Review Committee Review and update the departmental bylaws Robert Grzywacz Elbio Dagotto, Stefan Spanier