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President
Term: 2017-2018

Nicholas Truncale
University of Scranton

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Prof. Nicholas P. Truncale is the undergraduate physics laboratory director for the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering at The University of Scranton. He received a BS and MS in Physics and Education from The University of Scranton. Before joining the Scranton faculty, he was a technical instructor for the Joint Cyber Analysis Course in Pensacola FL, a high school physics and mathematics teacher, and a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin. He teaches Physics, Earth Science, Its Only Rocket Science, Foundations of Physics and Engineering lecture courses, and various technical independent study courses. His research interests include sustainable energy and creating innovative laboratory experiments. He is also the coordinator of the Kane competition, a high school physics event held annually.
Vice President
Term: 2017-2018

Michael R. Gallis
Penn State Schuylkill
570-385-6053
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Dr. Michael R. Gallis is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Penn State Schuylkill where he has been teaching since 1990. He received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Penn State in 1990. His original research interests were in the Dynamics of Quantum Open Systems with applications to Quantum Decoherence and Measurement Theory. His current focus is on developing visual materials for use in Astronomy and Physics Courses, and maintains a YouTube channel for his 3-D animations.
Secretary - This Position is Open
We are currently looking for a school to host the fall 2017 executive board meeting and the spring 2019 AAPG-CPS conference.

If you are interested, please contact any of the CPS officers for more infomation.

Treasurer
Term: 2016-2018

Sadari Khanna
York College
717-815-1264
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Dr. Sardari Khanna is Professor of Physics at York College, Pennsylvania since 1965. He received his Ph.D. from Saugar University, India. His thesis was in the area of Solid State Physics. He has been on the E-Board of the Academic Senate as a Treasurer for the last 32 years. The York College has set up an Academic Senate Scholarship last year in his name to honor him for his long and distinguished service.
High School Representative
Term: 2017-2019

Dave McCachren
Mifflin County High School
717-248-8459
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Dave McCachren is a retired high school teacher. He taught physics in the Mifflin County School District from 1973-2013. He received his BS (1973) and Med (1977) in Physics Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has been a PTRA Representative since 1995.
Section Representative
Term: 2017-2019

Michael R. Gallis
Penn State Schuylkill
570-385-6053
mrg3 [insert @ symbol here] psu.edu

Dr. Michael R. Gallis is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Penn State Schuylkill where he has been teaching since 1990. He received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Penn State in 1990. His original research interests were in the Dynamics of Quantum Open Systems with applications to Quantum Decoherence and Measurement Theory. His current focus is on developing visual materials for use in Astronomy and Physics Courses, and maintains a YouTube channel for his 3-D animations.
Interim Two Year College Representative
2017-2018
Chris Shope
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Chris Shope has taught Introductory physics, physical science, and astronomy courses at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) since 2006, as well as working as a professional tutor in HACCís Office for Academic Success since 2005. Additionally he works for The State Museum of Pennsylvania with the eduction department and in the Museumís planetarium. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in Applied Statistics though Penn State and exploring a career in cyber security and data science with Cinteot, Inc.
Web Master
Term: 2016-2018

John Reid
Lock Haven University
570-484-2078
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Dr. John D. Reid has been a Professor of Physics at Lock Haven University since 1997. From 1981-1985 he worked for 4 years at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., in Sunnyvale, CA, as a Satellite Operations Engineer. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental High Energy Physics from Penn State in 1993. Before teaching at Lock Haven, he did his graduate work on Charmonium Spectroscopy at Fermilab, and postdoctoral work with Penn State and Vanderbilt University on Strange Quark Matter at Brookhaven Lab.
Past President
Term: 2017-2018

Abaz Kryemadhi
Messiah College

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Education: B.S., University of Tirana, Albania 1996; Diplom Physik, University of Siegen, Germany, 1998 M.S., Indiana University, 2000 Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004
Research Interests: At Indiana his research focused on search for CPT violation with D-mesons and measuring the lifetime of the Lb particle. Abaz continued his work on Lb at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher with University of Virginia. In 2006, he joined Messiah College where he teaches Physics. Current research interest include student research projects with cosmic ray detectors, developing new detection techniques for Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays, and Dark Matter searches.