Professional groups appoint faculty to national committees

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Dr. Gregory Caputo, department head of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Rowan University, to its Committee on Professional Training (CPT), a joint committee of the ACS Council and Board of Directors, for 2018. The CPT promotes excellence in postsecondary chemistry education and provides leadership to the ACS in the professional training of chemists.

The American Physical Society (APS) has appointed Dr. Karen Magee-Sauer, dean of the College of Science & Mathematics at Rowan University and a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, to its Committee on Education (COE). The three-year appointment began Jan. 1.

Magee-Sauer, in her fourth year as dean, joined the Rowan faculty in 1989. She is a member of the APS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She currently serves as the principal investigator on a PhysTEC grant funded by the APS and American Association of Physics Teachers to increase the number of high-quality physics teachers.

“These appointments to national committees reflect the caliber of faculty and programs in the Rowan University College of Science & Mathematics,” said Dr. James Newell, provost. “Drs. Magee-Sauer and Caputo will bring extensive experience to these organizations and will further their missions.”