A. James Mallmann to receive 2013 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPTA. James Mallmann Will Receive 2013 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, September 26, 2012—AAPT has announced that A. James (Jim) Mallmann will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service during the 2013 Winter Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mallmann is Professor of Physics and the R.D. Peters Professor of Materials Science and is Director of the Photonics and Applied Optics Center at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in physics at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.  His Ph.D. from Marquette University is in Materials Science.

He has served as Wisconsin Section Representative for many years and has twice served as the president of the Wisconsin Section of AAPT.  His service to AAPT has also included the Committee on Apparatus, which runs the Apparatus Competition, chairing the committee in 2002.  He has also served as chair of the Committee on Laboratories. A member of AAPT since 1978, he has presented a paper at every summer AAPT meeting since 1981.

Wisconsin activities include the development of a course titled “A Hands-On Introduction to Electronics” that was taken over four semesters by 96 high school and middle school science teachers in southeastern Wisconsin. Funds for those courses were provided by NSF and by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program.

Mallmann co-authored, with Norman C. Harris and Edwin M. Hemmerling, Physics: Principles and Applications and Experiments in Physics with Norman C. Harris which were published in 1990 by McGraw-Hill Companies.

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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