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Committee Members

Gregory Mulder, Chair (2019)
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd
Ste 103
Albany, OR United States 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4744; Fax: (541) 917-4755

Nathan Quarderer, Vice Chair (2019)
Northeast Iowa Community College
1625 Hwy 150 South
Calmar, IA United States 52132
Phone: (563) 562-3263; Fax: (563) 562-4357

Bob Brazzle (2021)
Jefferson College
2019 Brutus Ct.
Fenton, MO United States 63026

Thomas Herring (2021)
2201 West College Parkway
CED 310
Carson City, NV United States 89703
Phone: (775) 445-4277

Kristine Lui (2021)
Montgomery College
20200 Observation Dr.
Germantown, MD United States 20876
Phone: (240) 567-6007

Negussie Tirfessa (2019)
Manchester Comm Coll
60 Krawski Dr
South Windsor, CT United States 06074-3843
Phone: (860) 512-2731

Robert C. Hilborn, Ex Officio
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Arlisa L. Richardson, Ex Officio
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
7360 East Tahoe Ave
Mesa, AZ United States 85212
Phone: (480) 560-2376

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

Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges

C. Dianne Phillips (2016)

Paul J. Heafner (2017)

Thomas Carter, PhD (2018)



1. Provide a common meeting ground and opportunities for communication for two-year college teachers of physics and astronomy.

2. Explore topics of professional concern to two-year college teachers, including the framework of conditions and extra-classroom activities that affect the teacher and educational process.

3. Cooperate with the High School and Professional Concerns

4. Committees on professional topics of mutual concern.

5. Cooperate with the Undergraduate Education Committee on courses and curricula and on matters related to articulation for students transferring between institutions.

6. Make recommendations, through the Review Board and Executive Board, to the AAPT Council and membership, for activities that would be helpful to physics education and physics teachers.