2019 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT to be Awarded to Janelle M. Bailey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
College Park, MD, September 26, 2018—AAPT has announced that Janelle M. Bailey, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Temple University, will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT during the 2019 Winter Meeting in Houston, TX.
Bailey earned her B.A. in Astrophysics at Agnes Scott College, M.Ed. in Science Education at the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. in Teaching & Teacher Education (Astronomy Education) at the University of Arizona.
Her long history of dedicated service to the organization began many years prior to entering the four-year AAPT Presidential Chain in 2014 and included: Co-Founder, President, and Section Representative, Southern Nevada Section; Editorial Board Member and occasional reviewer, The Physics Teacher; reviewer, American Journal of Physics; Chair and Committee member, Committee on Space Science and Astronomy; Organizer/presider of multiple sessions and workshops; and Paper Sorter for WM07 (Joint Meeting with the American Astronomical Society) and WM12. In 2014 she was elected to serve as Vice President on the AAPT Executive Board and continued serving as President-Elect in 2015, President in 2016, and Past President in 2017.
In learning that she was selected for the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, Bailey had the following to say:
“It has been a great pleasure to work with AAPT and its members for nearly two decades. AAPT has become my professional “home,” with acquaintances quickly evolving to trusted colleagues and dear friends. Our members have a deep passion for physics education that is unparalleled in other professional societies. Being recognized with this award is a true honor, and I am grateful to my nominators, the Awards Committee, and AAPT membership for my selection.
About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
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 exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.
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