David Zach

David Zach

David Zach

Undergraduate Academic Advisor


(614) 292-1358

4012 McPherson Laboratory (Astronomy) / 1140 Physics Research Building (Physics)

Office Hours

Summer 2020 Schedule:
Drop-in Advising will resume in Autumn.

Appointments for any assigned advisees can be made through OnCourse at https://buckeyes.campus.eab.com
If you are not an assigned advisee, but are looking to switch to a Physics major, please email me at zach.11@osu.edu to set up an appointment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Academic Advising, Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics


  • B.S. in Mathematics - Kent State University, 2011
  • M.A. in Mathematics - The Pennsylvania State University, 2013

I am an Academic Advisor for the Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently, I work with all Astronomy & Astrophysics majors, Physics majors who have not yet taken Physics 2095, and all double majors between Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics. I have been advising at The Ohio State University since 2019. Formerly, I taught mathematics courses and was an academic advisor for pre-health and science students at Penn State University.

Summer 2020 Advising Schedule:

All 30-minute appointments and drop-ins will be held through CarmenZoom until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Instructions on how to access Zoom can be found below.

Drop-in Advising:

No drop-ins during Summer term. All advising will be done through 30-minute appointments. Drop-ins will resume in Autumn.

30-minute Appointments:

  • Assigned Advisees: Appointments for any assigned advisees can be scheduled through OnCourse at https://buckeyes.campus.eab.com. Choose "Astronomy & Astrophysics Advising Office" for the location, and "Phone/Remote Appointment" for the appointment reason.
  • Prospective Majors and Minors: If you are not an assigned advisee but are looking to add an Astronomy & Astrophysics major or minor, please email to set up an appointment.

CarmenZoom Instructions:

You must sign in with your OSU credentials to access my Zoom meeting room. The room can be accessed in one of two ways:

The following URL will open the Zoom meeting room via the browser plug-in or app https://osu.zoom.us/j/4783341073?pwd=SlcxWnRzMEZaTXkvbW1nTk5hU3dOQT09
Meeting ID: 478 334 1073
Password: 423474


Or, you can call into the meeting using a phone: +1 646-876-9923 (works best from the Eastern US)
If you are not in the Eastern US, you can find your local number to use to call here: https://osu.zoom.us/u/adOMw9OaA0
Then use the following Meeting ID: 478 334 1073

Additional guidance on how to access Zoom can be found on this page: https://u.osu.edu/oncourse/covid-19-and-oncourse/