Ann Robinson - 2017 Homer Dodge CitationAnn M. Robinson 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 Ann M.Robinson will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2017 Winter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Robinson earned her B.S. in Biology at Appalachian State University, a Science Education at Atlanta University, and completed the Education Specialist program at University of West Georgia. She is currently a part-time instructor in the Physics Department at the University of West Georgia.

Robinson has a distinguished record of teaching and learning at the high school level and more recently at the university level with courses for education majors. A Physics Teacher Resource Agent (PTRA) since 1999, she has been an instructor for many PTRA summer workshops for science teachers in several different states, but especially, at the University of West Georgia. She has helped to write proposals to fund PTRA professional development and has presented papers about PTRA professional development at many state, regional, and national meetings, including national AAPT meetings.

Robinson has served the association as a member of the Southern Atlantic Coast Section and as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education. She is also a member of the Physics Master Teacher Leader Taskforce. Formed by AAPT and two collaborating organizations (AMTA and PhysTEC) the taskforce is meant to address the growing national need for teacher leadership at the K-12 level.

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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