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Janelle Bailey is AAPT Vice President.Janelle Bailey Assumes New Role as Vice President on AAPT Executive Board


College Park, Maryland, United States, January 14, 2014—The American Association of Physics Teachers announced that Janelle Bailey has assumed the role of Vice President on the AAPT Executive Board. Dr. Bailey, Associate Professor at the Temple University Department of Teaching and Learning, will serve as Vice President in 2014. She will continue in the Presidential chain as President-Elect in 2015, President in 2016, and Past President in 2017.

Dr. Bailey earned her BA in Astrophysics at Agnes Scott College, M.ED in Science Education at the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. in Teaching & Teacher Education (Astronomy Education) at the University of Arizona.

Her prior service in AAPT includes:  Section Representative, Southern Nevada Section; President and Co-Founder, Southern Nevada Section; Editorial Board Member and occasional reviewer, The Physics Teacher; Chair and Committee member, Committee on Space Science and Astronomy; Organizer/presider of multiple sessions and workshops; and Paper Sort for WM07 (Joint Meeting with the American Astronomical Society) and WM12.

Dr. Bailey has also served as an Editorial Board Member or reviewer for eight journals; an Officer in local science teachers’ organization; NASA grant proposal reviewer; and UNLV General Education Committee (college- and university-level activities).

Of her new leadership role, Bailey says, “I am honored and delighted to serve as AAPT’s Vice President, with additional responsibilities in the coming years. AAPT has been a welcoming professional home and I look forward to serving its members in the pursuit of physics teaching excellence.”

About AAPT: The AAPT is the premier national organization and authority on physics and physical science education —with more than 10,000 members worldwide. Our mission is to advance the greater good through physics education. We provide our members with many opportunities for professional development, communication, and student enrichment. We serve the larger community through a variety of programs and publications. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301)209-3306, (301)209-0845 (Fax)