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Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists

Thomas L. O´Kuma, Chair (2017)
Lee College
Physics Dept
PO Box 818
Baytown, TX United States 77522-0818
Phone: (281) 425-6522; Fax: (281) 425-6425

Charles H. Holbrow, Vice Chair (2017)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA United States 02139-4307
Phone: (508) 630-5114

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

Alexander F. Burr (2017)
New Mexico State University
Main Campus
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM United States 88003-8001

Donald G. Franklin (2017)
39 West Main St
Hampton, GA United States 30228
Phone: (404) 401-3844

Neal C. Gallagher (2019)
Socrates Preparatory School
3955 Red Bug Lake Road
Casselberry, FL United States 32707
Phone: (970) 481-5935

Frank D. Lock (2019)
Georgia State University
29 Peachtreee Center Ave
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA United States 30302-3999
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

Past Chairs

David M. Cook (2015)

Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr. (2015)

David M. Cook (2016)


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.