Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall have overall responsibility for the governance and affairs of the Society, including:

  • Determining strategy for the Society
  • Overseeing the financial affairs of the Society
  • Overseeing the publishing and other operations of the Society
  • All other responsibilities given to the Board by the Constitution & Bylaws
  • All other responsibilities necessary to govern the affairs of the Society


Francis Hellman photo

Frances Hellman
University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Robert Rosner

Robert Rosner
University of Chicago

Young-Kee Kim

Vice President
Young-Kee Kim
Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor & Chair
The University of Chicago

Non-voting Officers

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Editor in Chief
Michael Thoennessen
Michigan State University

Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

Past President
Sylvester James Gates, Jr.
John S. Toll Professor of Physics,
University of Maryland

David Seiler

David G. Seiler
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Karen Hallberg
Bariloche Atomic Center, Balseiro Institute
International Councilor

Laurie McNeil
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Forum on Education

Peter Schiffer
Yale University
Division of Materials Physics

Beverly Karplus Hartline
Montana Technological University
Forum on Physics and Society

Robert McKeown
Jefferson Lab
General Councilor

LaNell Williams
Harvard University
Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

Nora Berrah
University of Connecticut
New England Section

Amitava Bhattacharjee
Princeton University
Division of Plasma Physics

Robin Selinger
Kent State
General Councilor

Corporate Secretary

Jeanette Russo

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions 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.