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Department Governance Structure

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Governance structure of the Department of Physics and Astronomy:

  • Chair of Department of Physics and Astronomy: Prof. Phil Gutierrez.
  • Departmental committees include:
    • Assessment Committee: Chaired by Prof. Karen Leighly 
    • Colloquium: Prof. Bruno Uchoa
    • Committee A: Chaired by Prof. Gutierrez
    • Community and Inclusion Committee: Chaired by Prof. Doerte Blume (see the committee’s website at https://www.ou.edu/cas/physics-astronomy/cic for more information)
    • Engineering Physics Committee: Chaired by Prof. Mike Santos
    • Experimental Facilities Committee: Chaired by Prof. Arne Schwettmann
    • Graduate Recruiting and Selection Committee: Chaired by Prof. John Wisniewski
    • Graduate Studies Committee: Chaired by Prof. Michael Strauss
    • IT Committee: Chaired by Prof. Eddie Baron
    • Publicity Committee: Chaired by Prof. Ferah Munshi
    • Qualifier Committee: Chaired by Prof. Bruno Uchoa
    • Undergraduate Studies Committee: Chaired by Prof. Brad Abbott
  • There are other important departmental committees such as search committees and sub-committees that are formed to accomplish a specific task. These committees are not listed here.