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Biography for Tom McIlrath, speaker at the Stanford University Colloquium on Scholarly Communications.

Speaker Bio

Thomas J. McIlrath

Thomas J. McIlrath has recently retired from his position as Treasurer and Publisher of The American Physical Society (APS). He is a Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Physical Science and Technology of the University of Maryland, having taken retirement from the University to assume his duties at the APS. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate from Princeton University. He held a one year NATO postdoctoral position at Oxford University and spent six years at the Harvard College Observatory before joining the University of Maryland faculty in 1973. He served on the staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and occupied a sabbatical position at AT&T Bell Laboratories and a visiting fellow position at the Australian National University. He served two years as a program officer in the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation. In the period before joining APS he was Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland. He has over 80 refereed publications and is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Optical Society of America.


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