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macisaac Dodge 2016Daniel L. MacIsaac to be Recognized as a 2016 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, April 25, 2016—AAPT has announced that Daniel L. MacIsaac will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2016 Summer Meeting in Sacramento, California.

MacIsaac is recognized for his work at the section and national level. He was active in the Arizona Section of AAPT from 1998-2000 as a Section Representative. He has also served as the Indiana Section Representative. He served as a member of several AAPT Area Committees including: the Committee on International Physics Education, the Committee on Research in Physics Education, the Committee on Laboratories, the Committee on Professional Concerns, and the Committee on Teacher Preparation. He has also been a member of the AAPT Programs Committee and active as a Column Editor for The Physics Teacher from 2004-present. Outside of AAPT, MacIsaac has been a member the AIP Committee on Publishing Policy and the AIP Subcommittee on Serials.

MacIsaac earned his B.Sc. in Physics at Mount Allison University and his Ph.D. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He begin his career as a full-time teacher at Ebb and Flow School, Ebb and Flow Indian Reserve #52, Frontier School Division #48, Manitoba. He then had appointments as an Assistant Professor at both Northern Arizona University and SUNY-Buffalo State College. From 2005-present, MacIsaac has held the position of Associate Professor of Physics at SUNY-Buffalo State College where he has supervised over 100 students for their Master of Science in Education degree and has taught introductory physics as well as graduate physics for both physics and physical science teachers.

MacIsaac has also had several articles published in The Physics Teacher and other journals on the topics of certification programs for high school physics teachers and assessment. He has also served on the TPT Editoral Board.

About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

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