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Chemistry Building at University Park

Department Head/Administration Office

This unit provides administrative assistance for faculty, staff and student matters. Contact this office for information regarding financial issues, hiring of employees, faculty recruiting, Sponsors Days, Promotion & Tenure, visas, sabbatical leaves, capital purchases, human resources and other administrative support. View administrative contacts.

For general questions about our department please contact

Teresa Spayd (814) 865-6553

Undergraduate Program Office

The staff members in this office handle all the activities that support our undergraduate program. Both Chemistry majors and non-majors can go to this office for help with problems related to any our our undergraduate courses. This is the place to go for help with add/drop, examinations, advising, course information, scheduling, classrooms, and grades. View Undergraduate Program contacts.

For questions about our Undergraduate program please contact

Mike Joyce (814) 863-3261
Jen Knecht (814) 865-9391

Graduate Office and Department Services

The Graduate Program office staff members are responsible for coordinating all programs dealing with the recruitment and retention of graduate students in the Department of Chemistry. Located in 104 Chemistry Building, this office provides assistance to our students through all phases of their career, from admission through graduation. View Graduate Program contacts.

For questions about our graduate program please contact

Hillary Dellapenta (814) 865-1383
Rachel Rettig (814) 863-8461

Faculty Research Support Office

Faculty staff assistants are available to help with the myriad tasks related to teaching and research. Each faculty member is assigned to a Staff Assistant who is responsible for handling the following duties: travel arrangements; reimbursement of expenses; preparation of grant proposals; correspondence; telephone messages; prepare outgoing mail; monitor budgets and prepare summary reports; arrange meetings; photocopying; other duties as assigned and appropriate. View faculty research support contacts.

Facilities Business Office

This unit provides administrative assistance to the facilities and services in the department, distributes mail box assignments and keys, handles building related issues, collects revenue, and assists with special projects. View facilities business contacts.

For questions regarding our facilities please contact

Shari Miller (814) 865-2149

Instructional Laboratory Directors

The faculty members in this unit oversee many of the courses in the undergraduate instructional program.

Undergraduate Laboratory/Lecture Preparation

The members of this unit support the undergraduate instructional program in both the classroom and the laboratory. The staff oversee all equipment and supplies within the laboratories. The Lecture Demonstration Specialist  designs special effects that demonstrate chemical phenomena for classroom lectures.

For questions regarding the undergraduate lab/lecture preparation area please contact

Dennis Weidel (814) 863-0187