Committee on Professional Concerns

Mission Statement

The Committee on Professional Concerns works with teachers, professors, independent researchers, and graduate students to provide workshops, sessions, and other support so that they can do their jobs well with a good quality of life.

How to work with external evaluators: A white paper for the physics education community (PDF)--Approved by the AAPT Board of Directors on January 2, 2021.



Committee Members

Jeff Saul, Chair (Term ending after WM2024)

Melissa Girmscheid (Term ending after WM2024)

Robert C. Hilborn, Ex Officio

Julie M. McIntyre, Staff Liaison

Past Chairs

Jennifer Blue (2021)

Jeffrey T. Hengesbach (2022)

Helen M. Cothrel (2023)


Mission Statement

  1. Provide a forum for AAPT members to discuss matters that affect physics educators professionally.
  2. Promote positive and efficient interactions amongst all Areas Committees toward identification and resolution of inefficient or inequitable professional environments.
  3. Make appropriate and effective recommendations to the Executive Board, other committees and the general membership.