Workplace Climate and Diversity

The physics department has an unusually small proportion of women and under-represented minorities (URMs). We are working to correct this situation. Our diversity goals are:
  • Increase the fraction of women and URMs on our faculty, to at least the average level of other similar departments around the country, and preferably to the fraction obtaining Ph.D.s in physics
  • Attract more female and URM students to the Ph.D. program and the undergraduate major
  • Ensure that the department offers a welcoming and inclusive workplace climate for everyone, including women and URMs

Please help us to provide the best possible experience for all our undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and research staff, and administrative personnel by contacting one of the members of the "workplace climate and diversity committee" in case of concerns and/or if you have any suggestions for improving our program:


Dr. Mairin Hynes
Lecturer & lead of Woman in Physics Forum and
Diversity Committee Chair
314-935-4495

Professor Christine Floss
Research Professor
314-935-6206

Professor Mark Alford
Department Chair
314-935-5034

Professor Anders Carlsson
Director of Graduate Studies
314-935-5739

Sarah Akin
Undergraduate, Graduate and
Chair's Secretary
314-935-6250

Professor Henric Krawczynski
Director of Undergraduate Studies
314-935-8553

Alison Verbeck
Librarian
314-935-6215

Quin Abarr
Graduate Student
314-935-7507

Jamie Elias
Graduate Student
314-935-7426

Kelsey Meinerz
Graduate Student

Fan Chen
Undergraduate Student

Stella Schindler
Undergraduate Student

Vera Schulte
Undergraduate Student
   

All the committee members are committed to strict confidentiality limited only by the University's sexual harassment reporting requirements (see: http://wustl.edu/policies/sexharas.html).

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