Physics & Astronomy

Faculty and Staff

Department staff

Individual faculty or staff members may be reached at the phone numbers and email addresses listed below.


Full-time faculty

Dr. Steven Black Chair and Assistant Professor (785)670-2143
Dr. Black's web page
Dr. Karen Camarda Associate Professor (785)670-2145
Dr. Tambra Eifert Lecturer (Geology) (785)670-2147
Dr. Keith Mazachek Engineering Coordinator and Senior Lecturer (785)670-2263
Dr. Mark Smith Astronomy Outreach Coordinator and Lecturer (785)670-2264
Dr. Brian Thomas Professor (785)670-2144
Dr. Thomas' web page

Adjunct faculty

Dr. Hongsheng Cao
Mr. Matt Miller
Mr. Brian Schafer


Mrs. Karen Othmer Senior Administrative Assistant (785)670-2141