Department of Physics and Astronomy
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
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;  Adolfo Eguiluz; Thomas Papenbrock
Equity and Community Committee Implement diversity plan Adriana Moreo Norman Mannella; Tova Holmes; Sherwood Richers; Dien Nguyen; Amanda Blair; GPS representitive
Awards Committee Award nominations for faculty and staff Jaan Mannik Elbio Dagotto; Andrew Steiner; Adolfo Eguiluz
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - Physics Majors Curricular, recruiting and admission issues for undergraduate physics majors Haidong Zhou Joon Sue Lee; Norman Mannella; Christine Nattrass (ex-officio); Lucas Platter; Yuri Kamyshkov
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - General education and service courses Curriculum for general education and service courses Jian Liu Marianne Breinig; Christine Cheney; Andrew Steiner; Margie Abdelrazek; Nau Raj Pokhrel
Astronomy Curriculum Committee  Astronomy curriculum, instruction, and planetarium Raph Hix Mike Guidry; Sean Lindsay; Sherwood Richers
Graduate Curriculum Committee Graduate curriculum, graduate admission policies, graduate degree programs Tony Mezzacappa Norman Mannella; Steve Johnston (ex-officio); Stefan Spanier; Andrew Steiner; graduate student representative
Undergraduate Mentoring Committee  Mentor undergraduate physics majors Christine Nattrass  Mike Guidry; Tony Mezzacappa; Jian Liu; Norman Mannella; Jaan Mannik; Adriana Moreo; Lucas Platter; Haidong Zhou
Assessment Committee Perform duties related to physics program assessment Marianne Breinig Lucas Platter; Larry Lee; Hanno Weitering
Undergraduate Scholarships Select scholarship applicants Haidong Zhou Catherine Longmire; Adrian Del Maestro (ex-officio)
Graduate Student Liason Advise the Department Head on issues related to the graduate program GPS President Isaac Ownby
Undergraduate Student Liaison Advise the Department Head on issues related to the undergraduate program President of SPS Gage Erwin
Peer Teaching Evaluations Peer evaluation of faculty teaching Marianne Breinig Raph Hix; Jian Liu; Lucas Platter; Thomas Papenbrock
Graduate Student Admissions Manages admission to the graduate program. Nadia Fomin / Tova Holmes Yang Zhang; Wonhee Ko; Andrew Steiner; Miguel Madurga; Yuri Efremenko; Dien Nguyen
Graduate Student Recruitment Works in collaboration with the Graduate student admissions committee to recruit students to the gradaute program Steve Johnston Sherwood Richers; Larry Lee; Dien Nguyen; Miguel Madurga
Graduate Advising Administer and evaluate placement exams for new graduate students; graduate advising Norman Mannella Ruixing Zhang; 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 Del Maestro Catherine Longmire
Community Connections Committee Promote social activities TBD 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 Yuri Kamyshkov; Wonhee Ko
Bylaw Review Committee Review and update the departmental bylaws Stefan Spanier Elbio Dagotto; Tony Mezzacappa