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

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

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

Member: Samuel David Bader (01/19 - 12/21)
Argonne Natl Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer
Kate Kirby

Corporate Secretary
Jeanette Russo

Committee Administrator
Lee Bullis

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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