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Richard Gelderman, Chair (2017)
Western Kentucky University
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY United States 42101-1077
Phone: (270) 745-6203; Fax: (270) 745-2014

Michael R. Gallis, Vice Chair (2017)
Penn State University - Schuykill
Penn State Schuylkill
200 University Dr
Schuylkill Haven, PA United States 17972
Phone: 570-385-6053; Fax: 570-385-6105

Jacquelyn J. Chini (2019)
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Physics Dept
Orlando, FL United States 32816

Jasjit Mangat (2019)
9 Thorn Briar Lane
Burlington, NJ United States 08016

Brian A. Pyper (2019)
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Dept of Physics
116 ROM
Rexburg, ID United States 83460-0520
Phone: (208) 496-7744; Fax: (208) 496-5925

Shawn A. Weatherford (2017)
MC 2188
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL United States 33574
Phone: (352) 588-8373

John M. Welch (2017)
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA United States 95003
Phone: (831) 479-6518

Chuck Winrich (2018)
Babson College
231 Forest Street
Kriebel 203
Babson Park, MA United States 02457-0310
Phone: 781-239-5583

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

Richard Ballentine, 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

Committee on Science Education for the Public

Stephen A. Lindaas, PhD (2014)

Amber L. Stuver, PhD (2015)

Philip W. Hammer (2015)



  1. Seek ways in which physics concepts, the importance of science literacy and research, and the interaction between science and society, can be effectively conveyed to the public, of all ages and persuasions in both formal and informal educational settings.
  2. Aid     in keeping the AAPT membership informed of the importance of communicating     science and an enthusiasm for science to the public, and of effective     means for doing so.