Our Advisors and Mentors provide a wealth of information about the programs and academic tracks available in the Physics Department, and they work hard to help our students stay on track to graduation. Advisors/Mentors can provide information on the four-year guarantee program, designed to ensure a student takes the correct classes in order to graduate in four years. Graduating students are advised to visit their Advisor/Mentor the semester prior to graduation, in order to ensure the degree requirements have been met.

Students will also be assigned a Faculty Mentor in order to guide their academic progress while pursuing a degree in Physics. Students must meet with their assigned Faculty Mentor at least once a semester; new students will not be able to register for classes until they have met with their Faculty Mentor.

Meeting with an Advisor/Mentor

Students should prepare for a meeting with an Advisor/Mentor by knowing their current schedule and their plans for the future. Students should bring an advising form, and should visit faculty mentors during their office hours.

Assignments by last name are intended for initial visits. Students are encouraged to work with the same mentor over the course of their academic career, when feasible.

Note: During the summer, faculty mentors do not hold weekly office hours. Please email your mentor for assistance.

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Engineering Physics Undergraduate Advisor

PhotoNameContact Information
Portrait of Christina Oerter Christina Oerter
Engineering Physics Undergraduate Advisor
Physics

EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: A-C)

PhotoNameContact Information
Colin West Portrait Colin West
Teaching Assistant Professor • EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: A-C)
Physics
(303) 492-6956

EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: D-I)

PhotoNameContact Information
Michael Litos Portrait Michael Litos
Assistant Professor • EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: D-I)
Physics
(303) 492-6453

EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: J-O)

PhotoNameContact Information
Ethan Neil Ethan Neil
Associate Professor • EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: J-O)
Physics
(303) 492-0513

EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: P-S)

PhotoNameContact Information
Charles Rogers portrait Charles Rogers
Professor • EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: P-S) • Director - Faculty Success & Engagement
Physics
(303) 492-4476

EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: T-Z)

PhotoNameContact Information
Heather Lewandowski Portrait Heather Lewandowski
Professor • Associate Chair - Engineering Physics • EPEN Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: T-Z)
Physics
(303) 492-1446

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advisor

PhotoNameContact Information
Gretchen Lang portrait Gretchen Lang
First-Year Undergraduate Advisor
Physics
(303) 735-7571
Nazli Nomanbhoy Portrait Nazli Nomanbhoy
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advisor
Physics
(303)492-6554
Claudia Numan Portrait Claudia Numan
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advisor
Physics
303-735-8747
Hannah Peterson Portrait Hannah Petterson
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advisor
Physics
(303) 492-8806

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: A - C)

PhotoNameContact Information
Daniel Dessau Portrait Daniel Dessau
Professor • Adjunct Fellow of JILA • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: A - C)
Physics
(303) 492-1607

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: D - F)

PhotoNameContact Information
Steven Pollock Portrait Steven Pollock
Professor • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: D - F)
Physics
(303) 492-2495

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: G - I)

PhotoNameContact Information
Michael Calkins Portrait Michael Calkins
Assistant Professor • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: G - I)
Physics
(303) 735-4853

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: J - L)

PhotoNameContact Information
Joseph MacLennan Portrait Joseph MacLennan
Lecturer • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: J - L)
Physics
(303) 492-7543

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: M - N)

PhotoNameContact Information
Katherine Perkins Portrait Katherine Perkins
Professor Attendant Rank • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: M-N)
Physics
(303) 492-6714

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: O - R)

PhotoNameContact Information
Eleanor Hodby Portrait Eleanor Hodby
Teaching Associate Professor • Director - Diversity Initiatives • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: O-R)
Physics
(303) 735-6964

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: S)

PhotoNameContact Information
Daniel Bolton Portrait Daniel Bolton
Teaching Associate Professor • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: S)
Physics
(303) 492-7368

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: T - V)

PhotoNameContact Information
Shuo Sun Portrait Shuo Sun
Assistant Professor • Associate Fellow - JILA • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: T - V)
Physics
(303) 492-0500

PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: W - Z)

PhotoNameContact Information
Graeme Smith Portrait Graeme Smith
Associate Professor • Associate Fellow - JILA • PHYS Faculty Mentor (Student's Last Name: W - Z)
Physics
(303) 492-1031