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Hunter G. Close, Chair (2015)
Texas State University - San Marcos
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX United States 78666-4615
Phone: (512) 245-8103; Fax: (512) 245-8233

Mila Kryjevskaia, Vice Chair (2015)
North Dakota State University
Department of Physics, Dept #2755
PO Box 6050, North Dakota State Univ
Fargo, ND United States 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-9756

Nancy Beverly (2017)
Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY United States 10522

Andrew Boudreaux (2017)
Western Washington Univ
CF 385, MS 9164
516 High St
Bellingham, WA United States 98225-9164

David T. Brookes (2015)
Florida International University - Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8 St
Miami, FL United States 33199
Phone: (305) 348-0070

Gerald Feldman (2016)
The George Washington University
Dept of Physics
725 21st St NW
Washington, DC United States 20052
Phone: (202) 994-6489; Fax: (202) 994-3001

Beth A. Lindsey (2017)
Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny
4000 Univ Dr
Mc Keesport, PA United States 15131-7644
Phone: (412) 675-9148

Lillian C. McDermott (2016)
University of Washington - Seattle
Dept of Physics 351560
Seattle, WA United States 98195-1560
Phone: (206) 543-8692; Fax: (206) 685-0635

Eleanor C. Sayre (2015)
Kansas State University
Physics Dept
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS United States 66506

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. Encourage and follow research on the teaching and learning of physics and related topics.
  2. Help keep the AAPT membership and the broader science teaching community aware of new and current understanding of how and why students learn, and ways of improving instruction, including the appropriate use of new tools and technologies.
  3. Encourage both the use of the outcomes of research and the doing of formal and informal research in the physics classroom and laboratory.
  4. Encourage recognition of research in physics education as a valid area of inquiry within physics departments.