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


Robert Rosner

Robert Rosner
University of Chicago

Young-Kee Kim

Young-Kee Kim
The University of Chicago

John Doyle photo

Vice President
John Doyle
Harvard University

Non-voting Officers

Randall Kamien photo

Editor in Chief
Randall Kamien 
University of Pennsylvania

Francis Hellman photo

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

David Seiler

David G. Seiler
National Institute of Standards and Technology


William Barletta
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Forum on International Physics

Kandice Tanner
National Institutes of Health
General Councilor

John F. Wilkerson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Division of Nuclear Physics

Karen Hallberg
Bariloche Atomic Center, Balseiro Institute
International Councilor

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

Peter Schiffer
Princeton University
Division of Materials Physics

Beverly Karplus Hartline
Montana Technological University
Forum on Physics and Society

Robert McKeown
Jefferson Laboratory and College of William and Mary
General Councilor

LaNell Williams
Harvard University
Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

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.