Area Committee Chairs

Handbook for Area Chairs

Committee on Apparatus

Gregory W. Putman, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Kent State Univ - Main Campus
    Po Box 5190
    Dept of Physics, Smith Hall, Rm 103
    Kent, OH United States 44242
    Phone: (330) 672-8734; Fax: (330) 672-2959

Committee on Contemporary Physics

Kenneth W. Cecire, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    University of Notre Dame
    Physics Dept
    225 Nieuwland Science Hall
    Notre Dame, IN United States 46556
    Phone: (574) 631-3343; Fax: (574) 631-3977

Committee on Diversity in Physics

David Marasco, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Foothill College
    12345 El Monte Rd
    Los Altos, CA United States 94022
    Phone: (650) 949-7492

Committee on Educational Technologies

Andrew D. Gavrin, PhD, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
    Dept of Physics, LD154
    402 N Blackford St
    Indianapolis, IN United States 46202
    Phone: (317) 274-6909; Fax: (317) 274-2393

Committee on Graduate Education in Physics

Deepa N. Chari, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Florida International University
    Modesto A. Maidique Campus
    11200 SW 8 Street
    Miami, FL United States 33199

Committee on History & Philosophy of Physics

Gen Long, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    St John's University
    8000 Utopia Pkwy
    Department of Physics
    Jamaica, NY United States 11439-0001
    Phone: (718) 990-5386    
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Committee on International Physics Education

Paul W. Irving, PhD, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Michigan State University
    567 Wilson Road
    1312 BPS Building Physics Dept
    East Lansing, MI United States 48824-2320

Committee on Laboratories

Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Western Washington Univ
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Western Washington University
    Bellingham, WA United States 98225
    Phone: (360) 650-3153; Fax: (360) 650-2637

Committee on Physics in High Schools

Eldred 'Jay' Bagley, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Mastbaum AVTS
    12th and Norris Street
    Philadelphia, PA United States 19122

Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education

Shawn Reeves, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    222 Lexington Ave
    Cambridge, MA United States 02138
    Phone: (607) 216-7289

Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges

Nathan Quarderer, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Northeast Iowa Community College
    1625 Hwy 150 South
    Calmar, IA United States 52132
    Phone: (563) 562-3263; Fax: (563) 562-4357    
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Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education

Joseph F. Kozminski, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Lewis University
    Physics Dept. Lewis University
    One University Pkwy
    Romeoville, IL United States 60446
    Phone: (815) 836-5393    
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Committee on Professional Concerns

Kathleen Ann Falconer, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    University of Cologne
    Universität Zu Köln
    Institut Für Physikdidaktik
    Köln, United States 50931
    Phone: ++49-(0)221-470-4791

Committee on Research in Physics Education

Gina Passante, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    California State University - Fullerton
    PO Box 34080
    800 N State Col Blvd
    Fullerton, CA United States 92831-3547
    Phone: (657) 278-7403

Committee on Science Education for the Public

Brian A. Pyper, PhD, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Brigham Young University - Idaho
    BYUI Dept of Physics
    116 Romney Science Bldg
    Rexburg, ID United States 83460-0520
    Phone: (208) 496-7744; Fax: (208) 496-5925

Committee on Space Science and Astronomy

Benjamin G. Jenkins, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    University Of West Georgia
    1601 Maple St
    Department of Physics
    Carrollton, GA United States 30118-0001
    Phone: (678) 839-4096    
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Committee on Teacher Preparation

Duane B. Merrell, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Brigham Young University
    N-143 Eyring Science Center
    Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT United States 84602
    Phone: (801) 422-2255; Fax: (801) 422-0553

Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists

David M. Cook, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Lawrence University
    Dept of Physics
    711 E Boldt Way SPC 24
    Appleton, WI United States 54911-5699
    Phone: (920) 832-6721; Fax: (920) 832-6962

Committee on Women in Physics

Wendy K. Adams, PhD, Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
    Colorado School of Mines
    1500 Illinois St
    Golden, CO United States 80401-1843
    Phone: (303) 273-3068    
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