Administrative & Technical Staff

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Administration:

Prof. Jeevak Parpia, Interim Department Chair
109 Clark Hall,
(607) 255-6016

Prof. Maxim Perelstein, Director of Graduate Studies
436 Physical Sciences Building
(607) 255-4118

Prof. Liam McAllister, Director of Undergraduate Studies
115 Clark Hall, 461 Physical Sciences Building
(607) 255-3302

Craig Wiggers, Director of Administration
113 Clark Hall
(607) 255-6022
Directs department business operations, oversees administrative and technical staff. Manages areas of finance, budget, personnel and facilities. Coordinates teaching program, assigns graduate teaching assistants.

Deb Hatfield, Administrative Supervisor
109 Clark Hall
(607) 255-6016
Provides administrative support to the Chair and the Administrative Manager. Responsible for department records and processing of appointments.

Kacey Acquilano, Graduate Admissions Coordinator and Graduate Field Assistant for the Physics Department
117 Clark Hall
(607) 255-7561
Responsible for graduate admissions, graduate student records, website maintenance and various department publications.

Sue Sullivan, Undergraduate and Events Coordinator
117 Clark Hall
(607) 255-7562
Responsible for colloquia, special lectures, and undergraduate majors.  Back-up for duplicating work.

Danyel Wierson, Course Coordinator
121 Clark Hall
(607) 255-7563
Responsible for classroom and course scheduling, grading and course information, registration and enrollments. Also responsible for textbook and desk copy orders, course evalutions, and social media.

Karl Hill
119 Clark Hall
(607) 255-6163
Accounts and purchasing coordinator and payroll representative for the Physics Department.

Kathleen Hunt
250 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 255-6033
Testing Center Assistant

Technical Staff:

Phil Krasicky 
B-1 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 255-6021
Teaching Support Specialist. Develops and enhances instructional laboratory experiments and lecture demonstrations for undergraduate physics courses, in consultation with faculty, instructors, and technical staff, effectively utilizing computers, technical programs, and web technology. Oversees technical staff in the production, fabrication, and implementation of experiments and demonstrations.

Nicholas Szabo, Jr.
308 Clark Hall
(607) 255-2374
Director of Advanced Labs. Responsible for the advanced experimental teaching labs for physics seniors (Physics 4410) and for graduate students (Physics 5510). About eighty different experiments are available in a wide range of areas for students to choose from. The advanced labs are located on the 3rd and 4th floors in Clark Hall.

Eric Banta
B-27 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 255-6034
Serves as the Rockefeller Building Manager overseeing upkeep of the facility and the distribution of building keys. Provides technical support for the teaching labs in all of the introductory physics courses, with main focus on the introductory course Physics 1101/1102. The labs are located on the basement level and on the second floor of Rockefeller Hall. Additional support is provided for the electronic circuits course, Physics 3360, in Clark Hall.

Mark Lory-Moran
B-27 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 255-2398
Provides technical support for the teaching labs of the physics courses in Rockefeller Hall, including: the undergraduate engineering sequences Physics 1112, 2213, 2214, their counterparts for majors Physics 1116, 2217, 2218, the introductory courses offered to non-majors Physics 1101-1102, 2207-2208, the intermediate undergraduate lab Physics 3310, and the electronic circuits course Physics 3360. Also serves as the Assistant Building Manager to Rockefeller Hall as needed.

Jenny Wurster
202 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 255-2371
Teaching support specialist for the large undergraduate physics lectures in Physics 1112, 1116, 1201, 1203, 1204, 2207, 2208, 2213, 2214, 2217, and 2218. Sets up and maintains the equipment used in the lecture demonstrations, most of which take place on the second floor in the south wing of Rockefeller Hall.