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John L. Hubisz

Visiting Faculty

Biography

Professor Hubisz received his PhD in 1968 from York University and the Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science, Toronto, Ontario, and joined the NC State Department of Physics in 1993.

His research has centered on physics education. Along with Professor Gould, he carried out a study of errors in middle school science texts, which was covered by the NY Times, USA Today, and Reader's Digest, in addition to many other of the news media, in the United States and abroad. In connection with this work, he was interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC, and the Fox network. He was president of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 2001; Hewlett Fellow, 1997-1999; and received the NC State Alumni Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award in 2004. He is professor emeritus, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas (1993-present).

Select Publications

"Middle-School Texts Don't Make the Grade," Physics Today 56. 5. John Hubisz. American Institute of Physics, edited by Stephen G. Benka, Gloria B. Lubkin, Steven K. Blau. (2003). p. 50-54.

"Report on a Study of Middle School Physical Science Texts," The Physics Teacher 5. 39. John Hubisz. American Association of Physics Teachers, edited by Karl Mamola. (2001). p. 304-309.

"For Love of Teaching," The Physics Teacher 2. 39. John Hubisz. American Association of Physics Teachers, edited by Karl Mamola. (2001). p. 73.

"Meet Your New President," The Physics Teacher 2. 39. Karen L. Johnston. American Association of Physics Teachers, edited by Karl Mamola. (2001). p. 72.

"Choosing Middle School Science Textbooks: Is North Carolina Failing Its Students?," www.johnlocke.org/policy_reports. John Hubisz. John Locke Foundation, edited by Kory Swanson. (2003).

Honors & Awards


Hewlett Fellow 1997-1999
Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Honors Baccalaureate and Celebration of Academic Excellence Award May 13, 2004
Member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension April 21, 2004
2004 Alumni Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award
Secretary-Treasurer NCS-AAPT
President NCS-AAPT (2006)
Former President Texas Section AAPT
Former President AAPT
Former Representative to the AAPT Board
Former Member and Chairman Pre-High School Committee AAPT (6 years)
Former Member and Chairman Two-Year College Committee AAPT (6 years)
Former Member and Chairman History and Philosophy Committee (6 years)
Member Minorities Committee AAPT
Member Examinations Committee AAPT
Former Member and Chairman AIP Committee to Select Best Writing of a Physicist for the Public (6 years)
Former Member of the AIP Committee on Committees
Former Member and Chairman of the AIP Committee to Select a Congressional Science Fellow (6 years)
Professor Emeritus College of the Mainland, Texas City TX (1993-present)
Chairman of the AAPT Committee on the Interests of Senior Physicists
Member, AAPT Audit Committee