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Ernest Behringer - Homer Dodge Citation 2017Ernest R. Behringer to be Recognized as a 2017 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, November 7, 2016—AAPT has announced that Ernest R. Behringer will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2017 Winter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Behringer earned his B.S. in Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics at Cornell University.  He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California at San Diego before starting his current appointment at Eastern Michigan University.  He also spent a year as a research associate in the Department of Physics at Boston University.

Behringer has served as President of the Michigan Section of the AAPT, as the Chair of the AAPT Area Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education, on the AAPT Governance Committee, and as a reviewer and an Advisory Board member for the American Journal of Physics.  He has also served as a board member of the AAPT-affiliated Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA), as well as on the organizing committees of the 2012 and 2015 topical ("BFY") conferences, including service as a co-editor (with Joe Kozminski and Editor Melissa Eblen-Zayas) of the proceedings of the 2015 conference.  He also served as the AAPT representative to the 2014 Workshop on the Status of the Upper-level Physics Curriculum.  He currently serves as the Chair of the AAPT Undergraduate Curriculum Task Force.

Behringer noted, "My service really began with participation in the AAPT New Faculty Workshop, which led directly to attending my first Summer Meeting.  That meeting was the gateway to many AAPT service opportunities, and several collaborations," and "The AAPT and its members have provided not only opportunity, but support that has significantly informed and influenced my physics teaching practices and career.  Colleagues at national and section meetings continue to be a sources of inspiration, and I will always be grateful to the AAPT for providing environments that nurture such a positive community."

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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