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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 (2019)
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

Committee on Educational Technologies

Marcos D. Caballero, PhD (2014)

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.