Our Charge

  • Assure that the University of Maryland Department of Physics provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all members – undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, instructors, faculty, and staff.  
  • Provide a safe space to all members of our community to give voice to their concerns. 
  • Proactively foster change to improve all aspects of the department that affect the wellbeing of our members. 
  • Address inequities on the basis of race and gender, and coordinate activities to improve diversity and inclusion.  
  • Produce an annual report on the state of department climate – issues, admissions data, programs, progress.

Current Members 

Please reach out to any member of the committee with questions, suggestions, or concerns.
Shrey Aggarwal  Undergraduate student; UMD Physics Undergraduate Committee  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Madison Anderson Graduate student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Josiland Chambers Staff; Coordinator of Graduate Studies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alaina Green Post-doc; Professional Track Faculty This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Donna Hammer Physics Director of Education; EDI Senate Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Landry Horimbere Graduate student; Graduate Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Melanie Knouse Staff; Faculty Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alicia Kollár Assistant Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jorge Ramirez Ortiz  Undergraduate student; Society of Physics Students This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Raj Roy Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peter Shawhan Climate Committee Chair; CMNS Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ananya Sitaram Graduate student; Women in Physics This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.