Routine inquiries related to our physics programs, including planetarium show reservations, should be directed to the main departmental office at 330-672-2246 or by fax to 330-672-2959. For inquiries about the status of graduate admission applications, use these phone/fax numbers, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal mail should be addressed to: Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242.
Questions or comments on KSU physics programs that do not fall in the above-mentioned categories are normally handled as follows:
- Inquiries that are specific to undergraduate advising & instruction should be directed to our Undergraduate Coordinator, Prof. Mark Manley.
- Requests to evaluate transfer credits for undergraduate physics coursework taken at other universities should be directed to the Assistant to the Chair, Prof. Carmen Almasan.
- Inquiries specific to the graduate program should be directed to our Graduate Coordinator, Prof. Peter Tandy.
- Questions about the planetarium, the observatory, or related matters other than reservations for planetarium shows are fielded by our Planetarium Director, Prof. Brett Ellman.
- All remaining categories of questions and comments on our physics programs should be directed to the Chair, Prof. Jim Gleeson or to the Assistant to the Chair, Prof. Carmen Almasan.
Directions and Parking
The Physics Department and Planetarium are located in Smith Hall (see image at right) and the attached Science Research Building, on East Summit Street, which forms the southern edge of the campus. Parking is available in the R-5 lot just south and east of the physics building. The entrance to the R-5 lot is just in front of a distinctive building with a roof shaped like a sine wave (Math & Computer Science). See the South Campus zone of the campus map for the location of Smith Hall and the R-5 lot; for visitors not familiar with the Kent area, maps and directions are provided below.
Short-term visitors who need to park in the R-5 lot during normal business hours should obtain a single-day parking permit from the Physics Department office.