Department Chair

Phone:
810-762-3115
Email:
jalsup@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

James Alsup, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics, CSEP Department Chair

Office: 207 Murchie Science Building

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Research: Black holes as condensed tools, Orbital Mechanics

Faculty

Phone:
810-762-3120
Email:
bbarman@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Biplob Barman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics

Office: 102D Murchie Science Building

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Research: Optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures at low temperatures and high magnetic fields 

Phone:
810-762-3191
Email:
eatonk@umich.edu
CSEP - Science Education

Katherine Eaton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Office: 102C Murchie Science Building

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Phone:
810-762-0787
Email:
ganguly@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Rajib Ganguly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics

Education: PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002; BS in Astronomy & Physics, The University of Arizona, 1996

Office: 207 Murchie Science Building

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Faculty Website

Research: Supermassive Black Hole growth, Active Galaxies, Quasar Absorption Lines, Quasar Outflows

Phone:
810-766-6632
Email:
grafe@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Alan Grafe, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Office: 207 Murchie Science Building

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Email:
stlhart@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Stephanie Hart, M.S.

Lecturer

Office: 207 MSB

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Phone:
810-762-3235
Email:
pear@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Chris Pearson, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Office: CAS Dean's Office, 517 French Hall

Email:
mistark@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Michele Stark, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Office: 213H Murchie Science Building, enter at 207

Office Hours: Email for Appointment 

Email:
ltarini@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics Programs

Larry Tarini, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Education: Ph.D in Physics, Wayne State University, 2011; MA in Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1987; BA in Mathematics, Columbia University, 1984

Office: 213H Murchie Science Building, enter at 207

Office Hours: Email for appointment

Faculty Website

Research: Relativistic heavy ion collisions, quark-gluon plasma, two-particle correlations 

 

Phone:
810-762-3409
Email:
mvaziri@umich.edu
CSEP - Physics and Engineering Programs

Mojtaba Vaziri, Ph.D.

David M. French Professor and Professor of Physics and Engineering

Education: Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 1985

Office: 207 Murchie Science Building

Office Hours: Email for Appointment

Research: Engineering and solid-state physics in the production and characterization of nanowires. 

 

Staff

Email:
jdobbs@umich.edu
Physics

Jeff Dobbs

Academic Advisor

Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the Integrated Science Teaching Certificate Program, and Physics Program

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Phone:
810 424-5388
Email:
cweirauc@umich.edu
CSEP - Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics

Cydnee Weirauch

Administrative Assistant, Public Relations and Advising Support

Education: B.S. in Applied Psychology, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, 2018

Contact Cydnee for assistance with:

STUDENT RELATED

  • composing correspondence 
  • collecting and compiling student-related data (e.g., portfolios, exit exams, assessment)
  • processing unexpected prerequisite overrides
  • processing grade change forms
  • setting up advising appointments
  • sending a mass email to students

COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS RELATED

  • event or meeting planning (catering, room reservations, promotion--advanced notice required)
  • graphic design for events
  • updating a department webpage 
  • posting messages to social media

FACULTY RELATED

  • retrieving enrollment reports
  • form / template creation
  • Degree Works
  • scanning and copying (advanced notice required)
  • obtaining a blank copy of a form

Need help with something else? Don't hesitate to call or email!

Phone:
810 762-3083
Email:
mpoletti@umich.edu
CSEP - Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics

Mary Poletti

Administrative Assistant, Finances

Contact Mary for assistance with:

BUDGET RELATED

  • Statements of Activity reports
  • work budget status monthly reports
  • updates on grant balances
  • planning a long-term departmental purchase

EXPENSE PROCESSING

  • processing travel expenses (PCard or reimbursement)
  • making travel arrangements
  • travel pre-authorizations

SUPPLIES

  • ordering classroom or office supplies
  • updates on equipment inventories
Phone:
810-762-0737
Email:
pslackta@umich.edu
CSEP - Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics

Pat Slackta

Administrative Assistant, Personnel and Course Scheduling

Contact Pat for assistance with:

COURSE SCHEDULING SUPPORT (FOR FACULTY)

  • entering course schedule into system
  • processing course change or instructor change
  • obtaining instructor verification reports

CATALOG SUPPORT

  • changing a course description
  • adding a new program to the catalog

PERSONNEL SUPPORT

  • hiring a temporary or work study student
  • onboarding new work study students
  • timekeeping for work study students
  • creating a directed or independent study course
  • collecting course syllabi
  • major reviews
  • LEO onboarding
  • 2-year and 4-year reviews
  • addressing teaching load discrepancies
  • addressing payroll issues
  • faculty search administrative support
  • addressing questions about joint appointments
  • departmental mail distribution
  • arrangements for a special delivery

Need help with something else? Don't hesitate to call or email!