James H. Stith



B.A. in Physics (1963) and a M.S. in Physics (1964) from Virginia State University

D.Ed. Physics, Pennsylvania State University (1972)

Dr. Stith has been a physics professor at The Ohio State University since 1993, he has been a member of the AAPT since 1964 where he has held the offices of Past President, President, President Elect and Vice President (1990-1994). His professional honors include: Fellow APS (1996), Distinguished Service Citation by AAPT (1995), Archie L. Lacey Memorial Award by The New York Academy of Sciences (1994), Doctor of Humane Letters by Virginia State University (1992), and many others. Dr. Stith has served on numerous national panels and committees. He is affiliated not only with the AAPT but also the American Physical Society, American Association of the Advancement of Science, Council of Scientific Society Presidents and National Society of Black Physicists. Dr. Stith has published a large number of paper in the Physics Teacher, Physics Today, and the American Journal of Physics and he has given many invited talks at numerous scientific association meetings and national meetings. 

Dr. Stith served in the U.S. Army for more than two decades, mostly as professor of physics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He is currently President-elect of the National Society of Black Physicists. In 1998, he became AIP's director of physics programs. As director of physics programs, he will oversee the American Institute of Physics' career services, education, public information and statistics divisions, its history section and its magazines.

In 2004, Dr. Stith was selected as one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science.


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