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Committee Members

Toni Sauncy, Chair (2018)
Texas Lutheran University
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, TX United States 78155
Phone: (301) 209-3013

Gabriel C. Spalding, Vice Chair (2018)
Illinois Wesleyan Univ
PO Box 2900
1312 N Pk St
Bloomington, IL United States 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3004; Fax: (309) 556-3864

William A. Dittrich (2020)
Portland Community College
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR United States 97280-0990
Phone: (971) 722-4417; Fax: (971) 722-8020

Joseph F. Kozminski (2020)
Lewis University
Physics Dept. Lewis University
One University Pkwy
Romeoville, IL United States 60446
Phone: (815) 836-5393

A. James Mallmann (2019)
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Dept of Physics and Chemistry
1025 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI United States 53202-3109
Phone: (414) 277-7317; Fax: (414) 277-2878

Andy Rundquist (2020)
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave
Saint Paul, MN United States 55104-1284
Phone: (651) 252-1778

Roberto Salgado (2019)
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State Street
Department of Physics
La Crosse, WI United States 54601

Joshua Samani (2019)
University Of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA United States 90095-1405
Phone: (818) 903-3835

Beth A. Cunningham, Ex Officio
American Association of Physics Teachers
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3310; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Karen Jo Matsler, Ex Officio
University of Texas - Arlington
502 Yates St Box 19043
Arlington, TX United States 76001
Phone: (817) 723-1132; Fax: (817) 483-7251

Rachel Sweeney, 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 D. Gavrin, PhD (2015)

Kathleen Ann Falconer (2016)

Vincent H. Kuo, Ph.D. (2017)



  1. Provide a forum for consideration of topics relevant to undergraduate instruction in physics in two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities.
  2. In cooperation with the High School, Two-Year College and Graduate Education Committees, seek ways of improving articulation for students progressing from one level to another.
  3. Aid in keeping the AAPT membership informed of ways in which the teaching of physics at the undergraduate level may facilitated.