Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees is a Council committee, which is responsible for oversight of all Council committees including joint committees of Council and Board. The membership of the Committee on Committees consists of nine (9) Councilors elected by Council to staggered three-year terms, and the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The President-Elect appoints the Vice-Chair from among these nine members, who serves as Chair in the subsequent year of service. Nominees for membership on the Committee on Committees include all Councilors in their second year of service. Members serve for three years, which may include one year beyond their terms as Councilors. This committee looks to the functioning of Council committees and to policies pertaining thereto and makes recommendations thereon to the Council. It has the responsibility for nominating elected members of the standing committees. It also assists the President-Elect in determining the willingness of candidates to serve. This Committee meets at least once annually. The Committee on Committees submits to the Executive Office the names of candidates for each elected position no less than five weeks before the Elections Meeting of the Council. In general, the number of nominees for each elected position should exceed the number of available positions.

Chair: Johanna Stachel (01/20 - 12/20)
Univ Heidelberg

Member: Julia Gonski (01/18 - 12/20)
Columbia Univ

Member: Brad Marston (01/18 - 12/20)
Brown University

Member: Samuel Bader (01/19 - 12/21)
Argonne National Laboratory

Member: Philip Johnson (01/19 - 12/21)
American University

Member: Beverly Berger (01/19 - 12/21)

Member: Emanuela Barzi (01/20 - 12/22)
Fermilab

Member: Michael Miller (01/20 - 12/22)
University of Maryland, College Park

Member: Wague Ahmadou (01/20 - 12/22)
Universite Cheikh

Chair, Nominating Committee: Nora Berrah (01/20 - 12/20)
University of Connecticut

Staff Advisor: Lee Bullis (01/20 - 01/25)
American Physical Society

Chief Executive Officer
Kate Kirby
kirby@aps.org

Corporate Secretary
Jeanette Russo
russo@aps.org

Committee Administrator
Lee Bullis
bullis@aps.org

Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

APS Committees

The American Physical Society is a volunteer-driven organization. Since 1899, physicists have contributed their time and resources to running the APS in cooperation with a minimal full-time staff. Volunteers are the backbone of the Society. They form the character and direct the Society's progress and development. All APS committees operate on a calendar year basis and committee terms run from January 1 through December 31.

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