Area Committee Chairs

Handbook for Area Chairs

Committee on Apparatus

Tara A. Peppard, Chair (2019)
    Cleveland State Univ
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH United States 44115
    Phone: (216) 687-2076

Committee on Contemporary Physics

Kenneth W. Cecire, Chair (2019)
    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

Carolina Alvarado, Chair (2019)
    California State University - Chico
    101 Holt
    Deparment of Science Education
    Chico, CA United States 95929-0535
    Phone: (530) 898-6724

Committee on Educational Technologies

Shahida Dar, Chair (2019)
    Mohawk Valley Community College
    1101 Sherman Dr
    Utica, NY United States 13501
    Phone: (315) 792-5633

Committee on Graduate Education in Physics

Christopher Porter, Chair (2019)
    The Ohio State University
    Dept of Physics
    191 W Woofruff Ave
    Columbus, OH United States 43210
    Phone: (614) 247-8223

Committee on History & Philosophy of Physics

Christopher M. Nakamura, Chair (2019)
    Saginaw Valley State Univ
    7400 Bay Rd
    255 Science West - Physics Dept
    University Center, MI United States 48710-0001    
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Committee on International Physics Education

Genrikh Golin, Chair (2019)
    Touro College - Brooklyn Campus
    448 Neptune Ave
    Brooklyn, NY United States 11224
    Phone: (347) 453-2692

Committee on Laboratories

Jonathan R. Mumford, Chair (2019)
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 N Charles St - 366 Bloomberg Ctr
    Physics Dept
    Baltimore, MD United States 21218-2680
    Phone: (410) 516-5183

Committee on Physics in High Schools

Charlene M. Rydgren, Chair (2019)
    P.O. Box 452
    Malone, NY United States 12953

Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education

Tommi Holsenbeck, Chair (2019)
    Alabama State University
    915 South Jackson St
    Alabama Science in Motion
    Montgomery, AL United States 36101-0271
    Phone: (334) 229-4776; Fax: (334) 229-4957

Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education

Gabriel C. Spalding, PhD, Chair (2019)
    Illinois Wesleyan Univ
    PO Box 2900
    1312 N Pk St
    Bloomington, IL United States 61702-2900
    Phone: (309) 556-3004; Fax: (309) 556-3864    
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Committee on Professional Concerns

Bradley F. Gearhart, Chair (2019)
    256 S Elmwood Ave
    Buffalo, NY United States 14201-2393

Committee on Research in Physics Education

James T. Laverty, Chair (2019)
    Kansas State University
    213 Cardwell
    1228 N 17th St
    Manhattan, KS United States 66506
    Phone: (785) 532-1526

Committee on Science Education for the Public

Jacquelyn J. Chini, Chair (2019)
    University of Central Florida
    4111 Libra Dr
    Orlando, FL United States 32816-8026

Committee on Space Science and Astronomy

Benjamin G. Jenkins, Chair (2019)
    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

Dan MacIsaac, Chair (2019)
    SUNY College At Buffalo
    Buffalo State College
    1300 Elmwood Ave
    Buffalo, NY United States 14222-1095
    Phone: (716) 878-3802; Fax: (716) 878-4524

Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists

Charles H. Holbrow, PhD, Chair (2019)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    77 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA United States 02139-4307
    Phone: (508) 630-5114

Committee on Women in Physics

Sissi L. Li, Chair (2019)
    California State University - Fullerton
    PO Box 34080
    800 N State Col Blvd
    Fullerton, CA United States 92831-3547
    Phone: 16572787027    
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