AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

Andrew J. Mason, Chair (2015)
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR United States 72035-0001
Phone: (501) 852-0050; Fax: (501) 852-2286

Jennifer L. Docktor, Vice Chair (2015)
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Dept. of Physics, 2001 Cowley Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI United States 54601
Phone: (608) 785-8485

Elizabeth Gire (2015)
University of Memphis
Dept of Physics
Memphis, TN United States 38152
Phone: (785) 532-1824; Fax: (785) 532-6806

Patrick Kohl (2016)
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO United States 80401-1843
Phone: (303) 384-2303

Alexandru Maries (2015)
University Of Pittsburgh
3941 O'Hara St
Pittsburgh, PA United States 15260
Phone: (201) 312-5091

Lindsay Owens (2017)
University of Cincinnati
511 Teachers College
PO Box 210022
Cincinnati, OH United States 45221

Idaykis Rodriguez (2016)
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Physics Department CP204
Miami, FL United States 33199
Phone: (305) 206-6154

Asma Said (2017)
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA United States 90405-1628
Phone: (310) 542-4281

Beth Thacker (2015)
Texas Tech University
Dept of Physics MS-1051
Box 41051
Lubbock, TX United States 79409-1051
Phone: (806) 742-2996; Fax: (806) 742-1182

Meghan J. Westlander (2015)
North Carolina State University
3391 Santa Maria Ct.
Lafayette, CA United States 94549-5112

Robert C. Hilborn, Ex Officio
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Susannah Hicks, Staff Liaison
American Association of Physics Teachers
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311; Fax: (301) 209-0845




  1. Provide a forum for consideration of topics relevant to graduate instruction in physics.
  2. Through communication with the Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education and with the AAPT membership, seek ways in which students may be better prepared for the transition from undergraduate school to graduate school, and ways in which students may emerge from graduate school better prepared for undergraduate teaching as well as academic and industrial research.
  3. Aid in keeping the AAPT membership and other academic and research physicists aware of effective means of conducting graduate instruction in physics, in classrooms and in research.
  4. Provide effective communication, through accepted channels, between AAPT and research oriented scientific and engineering societies with overlapping interests.