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Jill MarshallJill Marshall to be Recognized as a 2015 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, March 13, 2015—AAPT has announced that Jill Marshall will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2015 Summer Meeting in College Park, Maryland.

Marshall is recognized for her work at the section and national level. She has been active in the Texas Section of AAPT for many years. She was elected to the Texas presidential chain in 2004 and served from 2005 through 2008. During those 4 years, she led the section with distinction solidifying its relationship with the Texas Science Teachers Association and their large CAST conference. She also helped keep the section meetings joint with the Texas Section APS and SPS Zone 13. Prior to working in Texas, she was an active member of the Idaho-Utah Section of AAPT, serving as President, 1999-00. 

At the national level her service includes: AAPT Past President (2013), AAPT President (2012), AAPT Vice President (2011), AAPT President-elect (2010), Program Chair of the 2011 Winter and Summer Meetings, National Nominating Committee 2005-06;Committee on Women in Physics 2006-09;presenter and session organizer at national meetings 1998-to present;and author of articles in the American Journal of Physics PER Supplement and The Physics Teacher. She served as the guiding force and editor of AAPT's book, "Women in Physics." She helped the Association become financially secure and modify our national meetings to meet the demands of our members who attend, and worked to support the new Executive Officer and Associate Executive Officer in their roles with our members and Board. Finally, Marshall organized the initiative to draft and authorize a revised Strategic Plan for AAPT in 2013.

Marshall earned her BS in Physics at Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Texas, Austin. She worked as a Research Scientist and Manager at Southwest Research Institute, Associate Professor in the Utah State University Physics Department, and as Assistant Director of the University of Texas Systemic Research Collaborative for Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. She has been honored with a University of Texas College of Education Dean's Fellowship, as the Utah State University College of Science Teacher of the Year and as the USU President's Leadership Council Faculty Member of the Year.

Marshall has also served on the PhysTEC Advisory Committee (2005-07);PTEC Editorial Board (2008- ) She has been PI and Co-I for NASA and NSF projects, with funding from the Program for Women and Girls, Elementary, Secondary and Informal Science p, and CCILI. She has facilitated workshops for students and teachers since 1992. Since 2010 she has served as Assistant Co-Director of the nationally recognized UTeach Natural Sciences secondary teacher preparation program at the University of Texas. The program is currently being replicated at more than 40 universities across the US, with more replication sites in the planning process.

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 Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301) 209-3306, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org.