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2013 Homer L. Dodge Citations for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Daniel H. Phelps
University of British
Daniel H. Phelps
Daniel H. Phelps
is a retired physics teacher, having taught physics at the University of British Colum-
bia, St. Georges School, and Columbia College.
A member of AAPT since 1956, Phelps has been active in the British Columbia Section ceaselessly work-
ing to encourage the teaching of physics and to build up the organization. He served as a Section officer
(Vice President, President, and Past President) from 2008-2011 and still serves as a section executive
His drive and enthusiasm brought the results of current research in the teaching of physics to physics
educators at all levels. He has given numerous talks at local BCAPT meetings, college articulation meet-
ings, and science teacher conferences. He has also arranged workshops for teachers, inviting some of
AAPT’s leading physics faculty, which were very successful. Colleagues note that he has been the driving
force providing the energy, enthusiasm, and organization to make these events happen.
Phelps was also instrumental in moving the local organization from one that dealt largely with the
interests of university and college teachers to one that includes and serves those teaching at all levels,
especially including high school teachers of physics, to bring awareness of new and better methods to
teachers at all levels.
Monday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. •
Grand Ballroom I
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L.
Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their excep-
tional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.
Bob Powell
Bob Powell
is Professor and Chair of Physics and Director of the Observatory at the University of West
Georgia, where he is completing his 46th year of teaching.
As a member of AAPT since 1968, Powell was active in forming the Southern Atlantic Coast Section and
served as its first Secretary-Treasurer. He has served two terms as President and is currently serving as
Section Representative.
Powell is a strong supporter of AAPT and its programs. He has provided physics training for teachers
across Georgia through the AAPT/PTRA program and continued to find funding for those programs
through MSP and Teacher Quality grants after the Rural PTRA funding was diminished. In addition
to administering these grants, he is very involved in training teachers by attending and teaching at all
workshop sessions. Powell is also concerned about the relatively few undergraduates receiving degrees in
physics with certification and is leading his department in recruiting and graduating more qualified high
school physics teachers.
Bob Powell
University of West
Georgia, Department
of Physics
The Physics Teacher
: Celebrating 50 Years”
Special Session:
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m–12:30 p.m.
Pavilion East
Come and listen to five invited
speakers who have been closely
associated with
who will share
their experiences with the journal
that has influenced their professional
lives, as well as how their contribu-
tions have affected the journal.
Cake will be served at a reception
after the program.
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