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William (Bill) ReitzWilliam E. (Bill) Reitz to be Honored with the 2017 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, May 25, 2017—AAPT has announced that William (Bill) Reitz will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2017 Summer Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Reitz is a retired teacher from Hoover High School, North Canton, Ohio. He had previously taught in Scotland and Australia.

Regarding his selection to receive this award, Reitz said, "It is an unexpected honor to be recognized by the organization that shaped my career and humbling to be listed among many of the physics educators who have inspired me."

An active member of the Ohio Section, Reitz received the section's Distinguished Service Award in 2009. He served as the Ohio Section President from 1998-2000 and 2012-2014 and as Section Representative from 2015-2017.

He first became an AAPT PTRA in 1986 and has continued to serve the physics community in that role. Additionally, Reitz has served on the AAPT Committee on Physics in High School and has chaired the Committee on Physics in Pre-High School and the Committee on Science Education for the Public.

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.

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