Department of Physics


Undergraduate Students

All Physics Majors are assigned to a faculty advisor once they are admitted into the department. New students are also advised as part of their participation in the our 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, discuss potential research experiences and senior project proposals, and provide career/graduate school advising. In the Physics Department, all students must meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes for the following semester. 

Dr. Brent Foy, 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 contact him via email at

Graduate Students

Upon admission into our graduate program (M.S. Physics), students are 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, students will select a faculty member to serve as their research advisor who will supervise them in the completion of their thesis work. If you have questions regarding advising in relation to any of the graduate degree programs offered by the Department of Physics at Wright State, please contact either

Dr. Jason A. Deibel
Chair, Department of Physics


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