2020–2021 Officers and Committees

Departmental Executive Officer (DEO) - Philip Kaaret

Director of Undergraduate Studies - Jane Nachtman 

Director of Graduate Studies - Vincent Rodgers

Director of Research Operations – John Prineas 

Colloquium Coordinator – Greg Howes 

Outreach Coordinators – Dale Stille & Caroline Roberts

Van Allen Observatory Coordinator – Caroline Roberts

Faculty Assembly – Jane Nachtman/Yannick Meurice (2021)

Sciences Library Faculty Liaison – Vincent Rodgers

Society of Physics Students (SPS) Advisor – Jasper Halekas

Honors Director – Wayne Polyzou 

Research Council – Jane Nachtman (2016-2022)

Executive Committee

  • DEO, Philip Kaaret
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jane Nachtman
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Vincent Rodgers
  • Director of Research Operations, Philip Kaaret
  • Craig Kletzing
  • Michael Flatte
  • Departmental Administrator, Tom Koeppel
  • Administrative Support, Heather Mineart

Undergraduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jane Nachtman
  • Shea Brown
  • John Goree (2019–2021)
  • Craig Kletzing (2019–2020)
  • Mary (Hallsie) Hall Reno (2019–2021)
  • Steven Spangler (2019–2020)
  • Administrative Support – Misty Lyon
  • CLAS Departmental Advisor, Hannah Whitcomb

Graduate Affairs and Curriculum Committee

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Vincent Rodgers
  • Hai Fu (2019–21)
  • Kenneth Gayley (2019–2020)
  • Yannick Meurice (2019–2021) 
  • Wayne Polyzou (2020–2022)
  • Administrative Support - Jeanne Mullen, 

Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Committee

  • Director of Graduate Studies, Vincent Rodgers
  • Casey DeRoo (2019–2021)
  • Jasper Halekas (2019–2021)
  • Allison Jaynes (2019–2021)
  • Scott Baalrud (2020–2022)
  • Thomas Folland (2020–2022)
  • Administrative Support - Jeanne Mullen

Qualifying Examination Committee

  • Robert Merlino (2020–2022)
  • Jack Scudder (2020–2022)

Committee on Research Infrastructure & Operations

  • Director of Research Operations, John Prineas (2019–2021)
  • Deputy Director of Research Operations, David Miles (2019–2021)
  • Mike Webb (2019–2021)
  • Spencer Wikert (2019–2021)
  • Yasar Onel (2020–2022)
  • Markus Wohlgenannt (2020–2022)
  • George Hospodarsky (2020–2022)
  • Administrative Support, Tom Koeppel & Heather Mineart