Physics & Astronomy

Faculty and 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. Karen Camarda Associate Professor (785)670-2145
Dr. Tambra Eifert Lecturer (Geology) (785)670-2147
Dr. Keith Mazachek Engineering Coordinator and Lecturer (785)670-2263
Dr. Mark Smith Astronomy Outreach Coordinator and Lecturer (785)670-2264
Dr. Brian Thomas Associate Professor (785)670-2144


Adjunct faculty

Dr. Hongsheng Cao
Dr. Stephen Davidson
Mr. Will Gilliland
Mr. Matt Miller
Mr. Brian Schafer



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