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American Association of Physics Teachers
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311
Fax: (301) 209-0845
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Eastern Time
Website: http//www.aapt.org
Webmaster: webmaster@aapt.org

The AAPT Executive Office works closely with the Executive Board and member volunteers to manage the operations, carry out directives, and create and uphold general association policies. The Executive Office represents the Association at public venues. It provides leadership and services for all AAPT activities and programs. The Executive Office further manages all external grant projects on behalf of AAPT.

Contact the Executive Office if you have questions about any of the Association's programs and services.


Executive Office

(301) 209-3311

The Executive Office oversees and leads the AAPT operations.

Contact the Executive Office about:

  • the International Science & Engineering Fair
  • the Presidential Science & Mathematics Teaching Awards
  • the AAPT Executive Board

Beth A. Cunningham Executive Officer (301) 209-3311
Robert C. Hilborn Associate Executive Officer (301) 209-3311
Rebecca Vieyra K-12 Program Manager (301) 209-3311
Richard Ballentine Executive Assistant (301) 209-3311
Stefanie Wills Marketing Coordinator (301) 209-3626
Lyle J. Barbato Physics Digital Library Web Developer (301) 209-3311
Matthew Riggsbee Physics Digital Library Web Design (301) 209-3311


(301) 209-3322

The Communications department oversees the production of journals, magazines, and publications. Contact this department if you have questions about:

  • the file format of your submission of abstracts to National Meetings,
  • purchasing reprints,
  • obtaining copyright permission,
  • how to include a product in our catalog,
  • whether AAPT would be interested in producing your product, or
  • press releases.

If you have questions about your subscription, including how to file a claim for missing issues or how to change your name or mailing address, contact the Membership and Stewardship Department. In addition, Editorial & Publishing Services will not be able to answer questions about journal submission. Please contact the Journal Editor directly regarding unpublished articles.

Marilyn Gardner Director of Communications & Membership (301) 209-3306
David H. Wolfe Associate Director of Communications & Web Designer/Developer (301) 209-3627
Terrence Hunt Senior Web Developer (301) 209-3644
Jane Chambers Senior Publications Editor (301) 209-3642
Ashauni Lennox Graphic Designer (301) 209-3668

Programs & Conferences

(301) 209-3340

The Programs & Conferences Department works closely with the Meetings & Program Chair and the Area Committees in planning all aspects of the two AAPT National Meetings. The department also organizes and manages the physics exhibit shows.

The department also coordinates the following programs for the Association:

Contact this department regarding the National Conference if you have questions regarding:

  • abstract submission,
  • session or workshop request form submission,
  • invited speakers,
  • hosting a summer meeting,
  • exhibiting.

Tiffany M. Hayes Director of Programs & Conferences (301) 209-3340
Cerena Cantrell Associate Director of Programs & Conferences (301) 209-3340
Janet Lane Programs Administrator (301) 209-3340
Pearl Watson Logistics & Registration Coordinator (301) 209-3340


(301) 209-3333

The Membership Department is responsible for the recruitment and retention of AAPT members, institutional subscribers to the AJP and TPT journals. This department is also responsible for expanding AAPT's visibility within the scientific community, and assisting the local sections in dissemination of AAPT resources. Product order fulfillment (AAPT Store) and inventory control are also responsibilities of this department.

Rogers Fuller Associate Director of Membership (301) 209-3656

Finance & Administration

(301) 209-3330

The Finance & Administration Department manages the fiscal aspects of the operation, information technology, and human resources. The Department prepares budget reports and all financial statements. Budget reports are provided monthly, showing year to date comparisons of actual expenses to budget by cost center.

In addition, the following services are provided: General Ledger maintenance, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll Processing, Cash Receipts, Grant Accounting and Budgeting, as well as manages rental income and expenses.

The Department maintains the important papers and records of the Association and monitors the Association's investments. All tax and insurance (except health) issues are handled through the Department.

The annual audit report process to attest to the accuracy of the financial statements and the government grant submissions is a joint effort of the Finance Department and the independent auditors.

Contact this Department with any issues relating to reimbursements and human resources.

Michael J. Brosnan CFO (301) 209-3301
Tania R. Hayes Accounts Payable/Receivable (301) 209-3612
Sylvia Sandiford Senior Accountant (301) 209-3330

Technology & Information Services

(301) 209-3110

Contact this department with any issues relating to the web, listservs and computer related problems.

Erwin Campbell Director of Technology & Information Systems (301) 209-3110