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PER Leadership and Organizing Council (PERLOC)

The Physics Education Research Leadership and Organizing Council, PERLOC, has general charge of the affairs of the Topical Group.

PERLOC consists of seven elected members (including one graduate student) and the Chair (or Vice Chair) of the RiPE Committee ex officio.  Unlike the Area Committees in AAPT, PERLOC is elected from within PERTG, rather than appointed by the AAPT Nominating Committee and President-Elect.

Current members, terms, and duties (if specified)

Steve Kanim, New Mexico State University; Chair
Mel Sabella, Chicago State University

2015 - 2018
Natasha Holmes, Stanford University
Gina Quan, University of Maryland
Genaro Zavala, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Luke Conlin, Stanford University
Joel Corbo, University of Colorado - Boulder

2016 - 2017
Vashti Sawtelle, Michigan State University; ex officio, as Chair of the AAPT Committee on Research in Physics Education

PERTG Bylaws

Bylaws for the Physics Education Research Topical Group have been accepted by the members of the topical group in an election that ended on Nov 3, 2009.

PERTG Strategic Plan

A strategic plan (Mission, Vision, Values, and Objectives) for the Physics Education Research Topical Group has been created.  PERLOC welcomes comments from the members of the topical group.

Former Members of PERLOC

A list of the former members of PERLOC can be found here.