AAPT Celebrates Dr. Anthony Musumba for Outstanding Service to Physics Education

Nov 24

Anthony (Tony) Mwene Musumba, Ph.D. an assistant professor of Physics at Riverside City College, has been selected to receive the 2024 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The award recognizes Musumba for his exceptional contributions to the association's mission and his dedicated efforts to advance excellence within the two-year college physics community.

The citation specifically acknowledges Musumba's influential work sharing innovative teaching resources, including impactful computational modeling tools for physics, life sciences, and astronomy. His achievements will be celebrated at the 2024 Winter Meeting of the AAPT in New Orleans, where he will be publicly awarded a certificate and a copy of the citation letter.

Expressing his gratitude, Musumba said, "I am deeply touched and honored for this recognition. I thank the AAPT village for making this possible, along with my colleagues at Riverside City College, Bismarck State College, and the University of Mary."

Musumba, a member of AAPT since 2008, has been actively involved in various aspects of the association's work. He has served on the Committee on Diversity in Physics and the Committee on Two-Year Colleges. He also contributed to the editorial board of The Physics Teacher. His commitment to forging collaborations across educational levels has earned him praise, with nominators noting the significant benefits derived from his initiatives.

The Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, established in 1953 and renamed in 2012, is presented to members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Association at the national, sectional, or local level.

Riverside Community College District proudly celebrates Tony Musumba's remarkable achievements, his dedicated service, and the positive impact he continues to make in the lives of students and the broader community.