Donald J. “Don” Pickert
Administrative Assistant II
Physics & Astronomy Department
Since 2002, I have been working as an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. My primary duties are to assist the department Chair M. Shane Hutson, Ph.D., and the Directors of Graduate Studies, Julia Velkovska, Ph.D. (Physics) and Andreas Berlind Ph.D. (Astrophysics).
Prior to this, I worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a year for Peter Konrad, M.D., Ph.D. in Neurosurgery, who has done pioneering work in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, and prior to that for the General Surgery Division (Drs. Sharp, Richards & Holzman) for 5 years. Before that I worked as a supervisor in the Cafeteria for 4 years. I did take a year off in 1994 to travel on the road to play music.