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If you are not sure who to contact for your situation, you're welcome to send an email to physics@osu.edu and we will point you in the right direction.

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Students with questions about Physics 1200-1201 or Physics 1250-1251 should contact Dr. Raju Nandyala (the Physics 1200-1201 course manager) or Dr. Michael Ziegler (Physics 1250-1251 course manager).  The physics major advisors only work with 2000 level+ physics courses so they are unable to answer questions about the introductory courses.  

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Mr. David Zach

Academic Advisor 
Email: zach.11@osu.edu
Offices: 1140 Physics Research Building (MThF); 4012 McPherson Lab (TuW)
Advises:

  • All Astronomy majors, including those who are double majoring in Physics
  • All first year Physics majors (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Continuing Physics majors who have not completed or enrolled in Physics 2300

Walk-in Hours: Autumn semester 2019 walk-in hours are scheduled for Tuesdays 10am-noon in room 4012 McPherson Lab and Thursdays 1-3pm in 1140 Physics Research Building through December 12. 

Appointments
Assigned advisees can schedule an appointment with Mr. Zach through buckeyes.campus.eab.com. Non-majors who want to meet with Mr. Zach are encouraged to stop by during his walk-in hours listed above. 
 

Ms. Lindsey Thaler

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: thaler.21@osu.edu 
Office: 1142 Physics Research Building
Advises:

  • All Engineering Physics majors (College of Engineering)
  • Continuing OSU Physics majors (College of Arts and Sciences) who are taking Physics 2300 or higher and who are not double-majoring in Astronomy (First year OSU Physics majors and those who are majoring or double-majoring in Astronomy will work with David Zach)
  • Students pursuing the Physics minor

Walk-in Hours: Autumn semester 2019 walk-in hours are scheduled for Tuesdays 1-3pm and Thursdays 10am-noon through December 12th. 

Appointments
Assigned advisees can schedule an appointment with Ms. Thaler through buckeyes.campus.eab.com. Non-majors who want to meet with Ms. Thaler are encouraged to stop by during her walk-in hours listed above. 

Mr. Zach and Ms. Thaler can help students with questions about the following:

  • Undergraduate physics courses at the 2,000 level and above
  • Physics major requirements
  • Arts and Sciences General Education requirements
  • Petitions (late-add, over 18 hours, reinstatement, etc.)
  • Degree Audit Reports
  • Grade forgiveness policy
  • Scheduling difficulties
  • Getting involved in research and internships
  • General information about graduate school
  • Information about full-time employment
  • Physics and General GRE
  • And more

Students with questions about physics transfer credit should contact Dr. Mike Ziegler.


Dr. Robert Perry

Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (614) 292-3885
Email: perry.6@osu.edu
Office: 1040L Physics Research Building

Dr. Perry can help students with the following:

  • Questions about undergraduate physics courses at the 2,000 level and above
  • In depth questions about research
  • In depth questions about graduate school
  • Problems or concerns with physics classes
  • Physics GRE questions
  • And more

To meet with Dr. Perry, please email him at perry.6@osu.edu to schedule an appointment.  Dr. Perry does not offer walk-in hours, but you're welcome to stop by his office anytime to see if he's available.

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Ms. Lindsey Thaler

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: thaler.21@osu.edu 
Office: 1142 Physics Research Building
Advises

  • All Engineering Physics majors (College of Engineering)
  • Continuing OSU Physics majors (College of Arts and Sciences) who are taking Physics 2300 or higher and who are not double-majoring in Astronomy (First year OSU Physics majors and those who are majoring or double-majoring in Astronomy will work with David Zach)
  • Students pursuing the Physics minor

Walk-in Hours: Autumn semester 2019 walk-in hours are scheduled for Tuesdays 1-3pm and Thursdays 10am-noon through December 12th. 

Appointments
Engineering Physics majors can schedule an appointment with Ms. Thaler through buckeyes.campus.eab.com. Non-majors who want to meet with Ms. Thaler are encouraged to stop by during her walk-in hours listed above. 

Ms. Thaler can help students with questions about the following:

  • Undergraduate physics courses at the 2,000 level and above
  • Engineering Physics major requirements
  • College of Engineering General Education requirements 
  • Petitions (late-add, over 18 hours, reinstatement, etc.)
  • Degree Audit Reports
  • Grade forgiveness policy
  • Scheduling difficulties
  • Getting involved in research and internships
  • General information about graduate school
  • Information about full-time employment
  • Physics and General GRE
  • And more

Students with questions about physics transfer credit should contact Dr. Mike Ziegler.

Dr. Robert Perry

Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (614) 292-3885
Email: perry.6@osu.edu
Office: 1040L Physics Research Building

Dr. Perry can help students with the following:

  • Questions about undergraduate physics courses at the 2,000 level and above
  • In depth questions about research
  • In depth questions about graduate school
  • Problems or concerns with physics classes
  • Physics GRE questions
  • And more

To meet with Dr. Perry, please email him at perry.6@osu.edu to schedule an appointment.  Dr. Perry does not offer walk-in hours, but you're welcome to stop by his office anytime to see if he's available.

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If you're interested in enrolling in the physics minor program or if you have questions, please contact Lindsey Thaler at thaler.21@osu.edu or stop by her office in room 1142 Physics Research Building during walk-in advising hours Tuesdays 1-3pm; Thursdays 10am-noon.

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Engineering Physics majors with questions about the engineering honors program can contact Mr. Michael Knisely at knisely.33@osu.edu. Additional information about the College of Engineering honors program can be found at advising.engineering.osu.edu/current-students/honors-engineering

Arts and Sciences Physics majors with questions about the Arts and Sciences honors program can schedule an appointment with Dr. Joanna Spanos by calling (614) 292-5104 or by going to the Arts and Sciences honors counseling office in room 3180 Smith Lab. 

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If you're interested in graduating with research distinction, or if you're interested in getting more information about the process, please contact the following person based on your program:

Honors Physics Majors: Please schedule an appointment with Ms. Rachel Steele by calling (614) 292-5104 or by going to the Arts and Sciences honors counseling office in room 3180 Smith Lab.

Non-Honors Physics Majors: Please schedule an appointment with Mr. Ed Quinn by calling the Arts and Sciences Advising Office at (614) 292-6961

Honors and Non-honors Engineering Physics Majors: Please contact Mr. Mike Knisley at knisley.33@osu.edu.

Please note that the rules and processes for research distinction are handled at the college level (not the department level), so Dr. Perry and Ms. Thaler are unable to answer questions about research distinction.