Elections

2011 Election Results

Of the 3,686 FHP members, 622 voted online and I received 24 paper ballots, for a total of 646 voters, or 17.5% of the membership.

The newly-elected Vice Chair of FHP is Don A. Howard of Notre Dame. His term begins at the end of the APS "April" meeting in 2011, and hopefully he will step through Vice Chair, Chair Elect, Chair, then Past Chair.

The newly-elected at-large members of the FHP Executive Committee are Catherine L. Westfall of Michigan State University, and Robert P. Crease of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Their terms are three years beginning at the end of the APS "April" meeting in 2011.

2010 Election Results

Of the 3,745 FHP members, 573 voted online and I received 32 paper ballots, for a total of 605 voters, or 16.2% of the membership.

The newly-elected Vice Chair of FHP is Peter Pesic of St. John's College in Santa Fe.  His term begins at the end of the APS "April" meeting in 2010, and hopefully he will step through Vice Chair, Chair Elect, Chair, then Past Chair.

The newly-elected at-large members of the FHP Executive Committee are Elizabeth Garber of State University, Stony Brook, and Clayton A. Gearhart of St. John's University in Minnesota.  Their terms are three years beginning at the end of the APS "April" meeting in 2010.

2009 Election Results

Of the 3,775 FHP members, 688 voted online and 28 used paper ballots. The voting percentage, 19.0%, was a new record. The results were the following:

Vice-Chair, (and subsequently Chair-Elect in 2010-2011, Chair in 2011-2012, Past Chair 2012-2013):
Martin Blume, of APS and Brookhaven National Laboratory

Executive Committee members-at-large, three year terms 2009-2012:
Paul Cadden-Zimansky, of Columbia University

Cathryn Carson, of the University of California, Berkeley

2008 Election Results

Of the 3,928 FHP members, 532 voted online and 41 used paper ballots. The voting percentage, 14.6% was slightly lower than last year’s 15.3%. The results were the following:

Vice-Chair, (Chair-elect in 2009-2010, Chair in 2010-2011, Past Chair 2011-2012):
Daniel Kleppner, of  MIT

Executive Committee members-at-large, three year terms 2008-2011
Robert  Arns, of the University of Vermont
Francis Everitt, of Stanford University

2007 Election Results

Of the 3,731 FHP members, 517 voted online and 53 used paper ballots.  The voting percentage, 15.3%, was higher than last year’s 13.5%.  The results were the following:

Vice-Chair, (Chair-elect in 2008-2009, Chair in 2009-2010, Past Chair 2010-2011):
Gloria Lubkin of Physics Today, AIP

Executive Committee members-at-large, three year terms 2007-2010
Gordy Kane of the University of Michigan
George Zimmerman of Boston University. 

FHP Secretary-Treasurer, three year term 2007-2010
Thomas Miller, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base and Boston College

2006 Election Results

486 FHP members (13.5 % of the FHP membership) voted in the 2006 election, 423 on the Web and 63 by paper ballot. The results were the following.

Vice Chair,(Chair-elect in 2007-2008, Chair in 2008-2009, Past Chair in 2009-2010):
David Cassidy, Hofstra University

Executive Committee members, three-year terms, 2006-2009:
Paul Halpern, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Peter Pesic, St. John's College, Santa Fe

Executive Committee member, one-year term, 2006-2007:
Priscilla McMillan, Harvard University

In addition, in March, 2006 the Executive Committee appointed Thomas Miller (Air Force Research Lab, Hanscom Air Force Base)as FHP's Secretary-Treasurer, for a term beginning April 1, 2006 and ending at the close of the April, 2007 meeting.