Department Chair & Staff Contacts

Prof. Meenakshi Narain

Department Chair

401 863 2634  /  Email  For general department inquiries and questions.

Elizabeth Barlow
Financial Administrator  

401 863 2649  /  Email

Grants and financials.

Peter Bilderback
Senior Program Coordinator

401 863 2585  /  Email


Kathy Brobisky

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

401 863 3575  /  Email

For questions regarding Prof. Narain's schedule, information about postdocs and classes.

Senior IT Support Consultant


For tech questions and help with digital services. 

Robert Horton
Manager, Astronomy Labs/Ladd Observatory

401 863 2769  /  Email

For questions regarding the Ladd observatory. 


Communications Specialist 

  For questions regarding internal and external department communications.

Angella Johnson

Demonstrations Manager

401 863 3964 /  Email For questions regarding physics demonstrations.

Center Coordinator

  For questions regarding the BTPC and CFPU Centers. 

Sara Mueller

Laboratory Physicist

401 863 2062  /  Email For questions regarding physics labs.

Jean Miller
Grants and Operations Specialist

401 863 3832  /  Email

For purchase orders and student payroll questions. 

Administrative/Conference Coordinator


For questions regarding HET seminars and conferences.

Ken Silva
Laboratory Manager

401 863 3061  /  Email


Jesse Tessier

Administrative Coordinator

401 863 2641  /  Email For general department inquiries and questions.

Douglas Wilkie
Department Manager

401 863 3574  /  Email

For general department inquiries and questions. 

Student Affairs and Programs Manager

[email protected]

For graduate student-related information and questions.