AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

Mark E. Reeves, Chair (2015)
George Washington University
Dept of Physics
725 21st St NW
Washington, DC United States 20052
Phone: (202) 994-6279; Fax: (202) 994-3001

Heather Lewandowski, Vice Chair (2015)
University of Colorado
CB 440
Boulder, CO United States 80309

Richard D. Dietz (2015)
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St
Dept of Physics & Astronomy
Greeley, CO United States 80639-6900
Phone: (970) 351-2950; Fax: (970) 351-2962

Melissa A. Eblen Zayas (2016)
Carleton College
1 North College Street
Dept of Phyiscs
Northfield, MN United States 55057-
Phone: (205) 991-1487

Enrique J. Galvez (2015)
Colgate University
Dept of Physics/Astronomy
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, NY United States 13346
Phone: (315) 228-7205; Fax: (315) 228-7187

Robert Hobbs (2017)
Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA United States 98007
Phone: (425) 564-3154

Joseph F. Kozminski (2016)
Lewis University
Physics Dept. Lewis University
One University Pkwy
Romeoville, IL United States 60446
Phone: (815) 836-5393

Stephen A. Lindaas (2017)
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, MN United States 56563-2996
Phone: (218) 477-4268; Fax: (218) 477-2290

Benjamin M. Zwickl (2015)
Rochester Institute of Technology
School of Physics & Astronomy
84 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY United States 14623-5603
Phone: (585) 475-4512

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

Susannah Hicks, Staff Liaison
American Association of Physics Teachers
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311; Fax: (301) 209-0845



  1. To provide a focal point (forum) for communication and unification of laboratory topics and activities of mutual interest to area committees, to high school teachers, to two-year College teachers and to University teachers. This shall include but not be limited to the dissemination of information about innovative ideas, technology, and techniques pertaining to physics laboratories.
  2. To promote cooperation, discussion and coordination among pre-high school, high school, two and four-year College, and University teachers as they define the nature and Department of the physics laboratories necessary to build a reasonable foundation for successive levels of student achievement in physics.
  3. To provide assistance to the Executive Board and AAPT Council in developing policy statements and recommendations A) on the importance and use of the laboratory in physics education and teaching at all levels, and B) on safety issues related to laboratories.
  4. To stimulate the development of new or improved apparatus and experiments for physics laboratories.
  5. To provide guidance and support for the professional development of all laboratory personnel, including A) faculty, B) teaching assistants, and C) professional resource managers.