Administrative & Technical Staff


Prof. Dan Ralph, Department Chair

109 Clark Hall


(607) 255-9644



Prof. Csaba Csaki, Director of Graduate Studies

469 Physical Sciences Building


(607) 254-8935



Prof. Liam McAllister, Director of Undergraduate Studies

461 Physical Sciences Building


(607) 255-3302



Paula L. Epps-Cepero, 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. Click here to share a suggestion with the Cornell Department. (You will first be sent to authentic to ensure you are a Cornell user. This information is NOT being collected by the survey.)



Kacey Acquilano, Administrative Supervisor

109 Clark Hall

(607) 255-6016


Provides administrative support to the Chair and the Director of Administration. Responsible for graduate student records and faculty and graduate student appointments.



Karl Hill

119 Clark Hall

(607) 255-6163


Accounts and purchasing coordinator and payroll representative for the Department.



Kathleen Hunt

250 Rockefeller Hall

(607) 255-6033


Testing Center Assistant



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

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Responsible for classroom and course scheduling, grading and course information, registration and enrollments. Also responsible for textbook and desk copy orders, course evaluations, and social media.



Sarah Winters, Graduate Admissions Coordinator

117 Clark Hall

(607) 255-7561


Responsible for graduate admissions, recruitment, new graduate student orientation and web page management.

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 ( 4410) and for graduate students ( 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 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, 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 1112, 2213, 2214, their counterparts for majors 1116, 2217, 2218, the introductory courses offered to non-majors 1101-1102, 2207-2208, the intermediate undergraduate lab 3310, and the electronic circuits course 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 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.