Department of Physics


Undergraduate Students

If you are a physics major, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor once you are admitted into the department. New students are also advised as part of their participation in the introductory seminar courses, PHY 1000 and 1010. 

Your faculty advisor will assist you with connecting to the physics community, selecting and sequencing technical and advanced courses, discussing potential research experiences and senior project proposals, and you will be provided career/graduate school advising. All physics students must meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes for the following semester.  

Brent Foy, Ph.D., assistant physics chair, organizes undergraduate advising for the physics department. If you have questions about undergraduate physics advising or need to have your faculty advisor assigned, please email him at

Graduate Students

Upon admission into our graduate program (M.S. Physics), you will be advised on academic matters by the department chair and the chair of the graduate studies committee. As part of the normal progression toward completion of the degree, you will select a faculty member to serve as your research advisor who will supervise you in the completion of your thesis work. If you have questions regarding advising in relation to any of the graduate degree programs offered by the physics department at Wright State, please contact either

Jason A. Deibel, Ph.D. 
Chair, Department of Physics


Ivan Medvedev, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Physics