Jess Dowdy 2013 Election Bio

Jess Dowdy

2013 National Executive Board Election Candidate for Treasurer 

Jess T. Dowdy

Department of Engineering and Physics
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX 79699


B.S. Engineering Physics, Abilene Christian University
M.S. Chemistry (Chemical Physics), Washington State University
Ed.D. Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction, Science Education Emphasis, Texas A&M University - Commerce

Teaching Experience 
  • Assistant Department Chair of Engineering and Physics - Abilene Christian University (2010-Present)
  • Professor of Physics and Chemistry and Chair - Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC)(1993-2010)
  • Adjunct Professor of Physics Texas A&M - Commerce University, Commerce, TX (2010- 2012) 
  • Assistant Professor of Physics - Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (1990-1993)

National AAPT Activities

Committee on Professional Concerns (January 2012 – Present)

Texas Section of AAPT Activities

Presidential Chain – Vice President (2013)

Other Professional Activities
Texas Community College Teachers Association 
Obtained Charter and acted as Sole advisor for SPS as a student organization at NTCC (1993-2010)
Member APS


One reason to consider me as your treasurer revolves around my understanding of financial situations.  I have successfully managed budgets and endowments for the past 20 years.  I have been involved in the financial operations of small businesses for nearly 30 years. I am quite comfortable with the language of most business environments, which should easily translate into the financial requirements needed by our association.