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Tony Musumba2024 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT to be Awarded to Anthony Mwene Musumba


College Park, MD, November 22, 2023—AAPT has announced that Anthony (Tony) Mwene Musumba will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT during their 2024 Winter Meeting. Dr. Musumba is honored for exemplary service contributions to the mission of the American Association of Physics Teachers and his dedicated work to champion excellence within the two-year college physics community through sharing innovative teaching resources including impactful computational modeling tools for physics, the life sciences, and astronomy.

Regarding his selection to receive this citation, Musumba said, “I am deeply touched and honored for this recognition. I am grateful to the AAPT village for making this possible -ATE project for Physics faculty, New Faculty Programs: NFE, NFW and OPTYCS, PICUP, Next Gen PET, Matter and Interactions group, GRC Physics Research and Education, PIRA, STEP UP, ALPhA, NASA HEAT and last but not least North Dakota AAPT section. What a wealth of resources we have at AAPT! I thank my colleagues and students at Riverside City College, Bismarck State College, the University of Mary, and my family and friends.”

Musumba is an Assistant Professor of Physics as Riverside City College in Riverside California. He earned his B.Sc. and M.Phil. in Physics at Moi University and his Ph.D. in Physics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He has contributed to the mission of AAPT in a variety of areas aimed at professional development of physics educators around the country.

A member of AAPT since 2008, Musumba became a member of the Committee on Diversity in Physics in 2014 and has been active in the Committee on Two Year Colleges. He is on the Editorial Board for The Physics Teacher through December 2025. He served as North Dakota Section Representative from 2013-2023 and served as a member of the AAPT Nominating Committee in 2017.

Nominators noted Musumba “has forged collaborations with high school, two-year college, and university colleagues that have benefited many”; “It was through Tony’s example that I realized how welcoming and enjoyable the AAPT meetings could be, and how I could take fuller advantage of the networking and professional development opportunities that the meetings offered.”

About the Award
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.

For more information: Contact David Wolfe, Director of Communications, dwolfe@aapt.org, (301) 209-3322, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org.