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Committee on Diversity in Physics

(Prior to October 2013, this was the Committee on Minorities in Physics)

2016 Area Committee of the Year

Mission Statement

Statement on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (HTML / PDF)
Supporting and Enhancing Diversity and Inclusiveness in AAPT (PDF) -- Report accepted by the Board of Directors on February 18, 2017


2016 Annual Committee Report
2015 Annual Committee Report
2014 Annual Committee Report
2013 Annual Committee Report
2012 Annual Committee Report
2011 Annual Committee Report
2009 Annual Committee Report
2008 Annual Committee Report
2007 Annual Committee Report
2006 Annual Committee Report
2005 Annual Committee Report
2004 Annual Committee Report


Elizabeth Walker, Chair (2018)
North Cobb High School
3400 Hwy 293 N
Kennesaw, GA United States 30144
Phone: (770) 975-6685

Carolina Alvarado, Vice Chair (2018)
California State University - Chico
101 Holt
Deparment of Science Education
Chico, CA United States 95929-0535
Phone: (530) 898-6724

Ximena C. Cid (2018)
California State University - Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA United States 90747-0005
Phone: (310) 243-3404; Fax: (310) 243-2593

Abigail R. Daane (2019)
3307 3rd Ave. West
Seattle, WA United States 98119
Phone: (510) 407-5239

Simone A. Hyater-Adams (2020)
University Of Colorado - Boulder
1234 Innovation Drive
Boulder, CO United States 80303
Phone: (609) 560-8945

Mamadou Keita (2019)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
110 8th St
Troy, NY United States 12180-3590

Kristin L. Kraemer (2020)
Kansas Wesleyan Univ
100 E Claflin Ave.
Salina, KS United States 67401
Phone: (785) 833-4466

David Marasco (2020)
Foothill College
12345 S El Monte Rd
Los Altos, CA United States 94022
Phone: (650) 949-7492

Mel Sabella (2019)
Chicago State University
Dept of Chemistry and Physics
9501 S King Dr SCI 232
Chicago, IL United States 60628
Phone: (773) 995-2172; Fax: (773) 995-3809

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

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

Daniel M. Smith, Jr. (2015)

Daniel M. Smith, Jr. (2016)

Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer (2017)



  1. Seek more effective means of recruitment and retention of minority members of society in physics classes and physics related careers.
  2. Seek methods of aiding minority physicists to overcome barriers to career development.
  3. Communicate to the AAPT membership and to the community at large the findings of the committee, through approved AAPT channels.