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Jeffrey R. Groff, Chair (2017)
Shepherd University
PO Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV United States 25443-5000
Phone: (304) 876-5143

Larry Engelhardt, Vice Chair (2017)
Francis Marion University
PO Box 100547
Florence, SC United States 29501-0547
Phone: (843) 661-1452

John M. Aiken (2017)
Helmholtzstraße 6
GFZ German Research Center for Geoscienc
Potsdam, Germany 14467
Phone: (678) 697-3181

Katherine Ansell (2019)
University Of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
1110 W Green St
Urbana, IL United States 61801

Eric Ayars (2018)
California State University - Chico
Dept of Physics
Campus Box 202
Chico, CA United States 95929-0202
Phone: (530) 898-6967

Shahida Dar (2017)
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY United States 13501
Phone: (315) 792-5633

Nina M. Morley Daye (2018)
Orange High School
500 Orange High School Road
Hillsborough, NC United States 27278
Phone: (919) 923-1803; Fax: (919) 644-7699

William Sams (2019)
Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA United States 31207-0003
Phone: (478) 301-2700; Fax: (478) 301-2108

Ben Van Dusen (2017)
University of Colorado - Boulder
2354 Farmington Ave
Chico, CA United States 95928
Phone: (541) 729-6446

Rebecca Vieyra, Ex Officio
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 209-3309

Richard Ballentine, Staff Liaison
American Association of Physics Teachers
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3304; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Past Chairs

Andrew G. Duffy (2015)

Anne J. Cox (2016)



  1. Identify new developments in educational technology and new applications of educational technology to physics teaching and learning;
  2. Communicate these new developments and applications to the AAPT membership through a variety of means, including print and electronic publications, workshops, and sessions at national and regional meetings;
  3. Conduct competitions, as appropriate, to recognize, promote, and reward worthwhile contributions to the uses of educational technologies for physics education; and
  4. Coordinate with other area committees, organizations, and institutions in the development and dissemination of new ideas for the use of various educational technologies in physics education.