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David JacksonDavid P. Jackson to be Recognized as a 2018 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, March 22, 2018—AAPT has announced that David P. Jackson will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2018 Summer Meeting in Washington, DC.

Jackson is Associate Professor of Physics, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A member of AAPT since 1994, he served as Editor of the American Journal of Physics (AJP) from September 2011 through August 2017, and currently serves as Video Abstracts Editor for the journal. His role as editor included service on the AAPT Board of Directors and the Publications Committee. From 2001 through 2004 he was a member of the AAPT Committee on Science Education for the Public.

Jackson's undergraduate work in Physics at the University of Washington was recognized as Magna Cum Laude with distinction in Physics. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1994, he has held faculty positions at Santa Clara University and Dickinson College, including a term as Chair of the Dickinson Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2006-2009.

While serving as AJP editor, an open-access policy was developed and instituted, the journal focused on more educationally-oriented articles, and a video abstract option was initiated. Throughout his tenure, Jackson strived "to improve the visibility of the journal and the prestige of publishing in AJP."

Regarding his selection to receive this Citation, Jackson said, "I am delighted to receive this recognition and to be included among the many other distinguished people who have received this honor."

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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