Committee Members

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

Katemari D. Rosa, Vice Chair (Term ending after WM2020)
Teachers College - Columbia University
UFBA - Instituto De Fisica
Solid State Physics Dept.
Salvador, BA Brazil 40170-115
Phone: +55 71 99912 1610; Fax: (347) 867-8905

Anthony G. Calamai (Term ending after WM2021)
Appalachian State University
Dept of Physics & Astronomy
Boone, NC United States 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2440; Fax: (828) 262-2049

Geraldine L. Cochran (Term ending after WM2020)
Rutgers State University - Piscataway
Busch Campus Physics Dept
136 Frelinghuysen Rd
Piscataway, NJ United States 08854-8019
Phone: (848) 445-8757

Robert C. Hilborn, Ex Officio
One Physics Ellipse
5th Floor
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3325; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Past Chairs

Carolina Alvarado (2017)

Andre Bresges (2018)

Genrikh Golin (2019)



  1. Provide a channel of communication between the membership of AAPT and physics teachers and students in other countries.
  2. Facilitate active cooperation between AAPT, the International Commission on Physics Education, and other international groups concerned with physics education