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Amber L. Stuver, Chair (2015)
Caltech/LIGO Livingston
19100 LIGO Ln
PO Box 940
Livingston, LA United States 70754
Phone: (225) 686-3190; Fax: (225) 686-7189

Philip W. Hammer, Vice Chair (2015)
American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3843

Richard Gelderman (2015)
Western Kentucky University
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY United States 42101-1077
Phone: (270) 745-6203; Fax: (270) 745-2014

Jan Landis Mader (2015)
Great Falls High School
1900 2nd Avenue South
Great Falls, MT United States 59405
Phone: (406) 268-6250

Stanley J. Micklavzina (2015)
University of Oregon
Dept of Physics, Rm 142 Williamette Hall
1274 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR United States 97403-1274
Phone: (541) 346-4801; Fax: (541) 346-5861

Michael P. Orleski (2016)
Misericordia University
Dept of Physics
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA United States 18612
Phone: (570) 674-6251

Rebecca Thompson (2016)
522 Martingale Ln
Arnold, MD United States 21012

Shawn A. Weatherford (2017)
MC 2188
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL United States 33574
Phone: (352) 588-8373

John M. Welch (2017)
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA United States 95003
Phone: (831) 479-6518

Beth A. Cunningham, Ex Officio
American Association of Physics Teachers
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3310; 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. Seek ways in which physics concepts, the importance of science literacy and research, and the interaction between science and society, can be effectively conveyed to the public, of all ages and persuasions in both formal and informal educational settings.
  2. Aid     in keeping the AAPT membership informed of the importance of communicating     science and an enthusiasm for science to the public, and of effective     means for doing so.