Committee on Education

The membership of the Committee on Education consists of the Chair, Past-Chair and Chair-Elect from the Forum on Education and nine (9) persons selected by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms. The President-Elect appoints the Chair from among the members. The Committee is responsible for activities in the area of physics education designated to it by the Council. It reports periodically to the President and the Council on physics education. It may suggest and supervise studies and programs to improve the cooperation between the educational community and other parts of the physics community. Please visit the APS Education Programs webpage for information about education programs available to the physics community.

Chair: Gay Stewart (01/24 - 12/24)
West Virginia University

Past Chair: Lawrence Woolf (01/24 - 12/24)
General Atomics

Member: Neal Abraham (01/22 - 12/24)
Mount Holyoke College

Member: Kasey Wagoner (01/22 - 12/24)
Princeton University

Member: Charles Henderson (01/23 - 12/25)
Western Michigan University

Member: Eddie Red (01/23 - 12/25)
Morehouse College

Member: Juan Manfredi (01/24 - 12/26)
U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

Member: James Napolitano (01/24 - 12/26)
Temple University

Member: Erin Hansen (01/24 - 12/26)
University of California, Berkeley

Chair, Forum on Education: Daniel Claes (01/24 - 12/24)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Past Chair, Forum on Education: Susan Blessing (01/24 - 12/24)
Florida State University

Chair-Elect, Forum on Education: Geraldine Cochran (01/24 - 12/24)
Ohio State University

A group of 2023 members of the APS Committee on Education gathered at April Meeting 2023.
2023 Committee Members

Committee Documents

Staff Advisor
Michael Wittmann

Committee Administrator
Sean Costello

Annual Reports Format - PDF
2023, 2022, 2021, 202020192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

APS Involvement in Education Booklet Format - PDF

Past Chairs
1992 - 2022

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APS Committees

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