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Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists

Committee Members

Charles H. Holbrow, Chair (2018)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA United States 02139-4307
Phone: (508) 630-5114

Thomas L. O´Kuma, Vice Chair (2018)
Lee College
Physics Dept
PO Box 818
Baytown, TX United States 77522-0818
Phone: (281) 425-6522; Fax: (281) 425-6425

Lila M. Adair (2018)
Piedmont College
7541 Fieldstone Way
Monroe, GA United States 30656
Phone: (770) 266-6168

David Donnelly (2020)
Texas State University-San Marcos
Dept of Physics
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX United States 78666
Phone: (512) 245-2131; Fax: (512) 245-8233

Frank D. Lock (2019)
Georgia State University
4424 Sardis Rd.
Gainesville, GA United States 30506
Phone: none; Fax: none

Karl C. Mamola (2018)
Appalachian State University
525 Rivers St - Rm 221
ASU Box 32142 - Physics & Astronomy
Boone, NC United States 28608-2142
Phone: (828) 773-2426

Jill A. Marshall (2018)
University of Texas - Austin
Dept of Physics
1 University Station D5705
Austin, TX United States 78712-1026
Phone: (512) 232-9685

Bob Powell (2020)
University of West Georgia
Dept of Physics
1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA United States 30118
Phone: (678) 839-4095; Fax: (678) 639-4088

Beth A. Cunningham, Ex Officio
Office of the Executive Officer
Executive Officer
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Rachel Sweeney, Staff Liaison
American Association of Physics Teachers
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3304; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Past Chairs

David M. Cook (2015)

Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr. (2015)

David M. Cook (2016)

Thomas L. O´Kuma (2017)


Mission Statement
The role of the AAPT Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists is to make the talents and experience of senior AAPT members available to AAPT and to provide a forum in which those members can explore interests and concerns unique to that segment of the AAPT membership. To those ends, the Committee will:

  1. Promote and foster the continued engagement of senior physicists with the AAPT in particular and with the physics community in general.
  2. Provide the AAPT with the expertise and experience of its members.
  3. Sponsor sessions and activities at national AAPT meetings that reflect the interests and expertise of its members and that serve the interests of the general AAPT membership.
  4. Organize or promote programs, opportunities, and activities of particular interest to senior physicists and to those who are looking to undergo age-determined changes in career emphases in the near future.
  5. Work with the AAPT to improve physics education and science literacy within schools at all levels and among the general public.
  6. Provide opportunities for senior physicists to meet regularly to renew collegial relationships.