V HARVEY S. Leff - Brief Resume

BRIEF RESUME (for a more detailed resume, and a list of publications, click here)

Visiting Scholar 2010-present
Physics Department
Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Professor Emeritus of Physics
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 869-4013 Fax: (909) 869-5090
Email: hsleff@cpp.edu


Ph. D., Physics: University of Iowa, 1963
M. S., Physics: Northwestern University, 1960
B. S., Physics: Illinois Institute of Technology, 1959


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Professor of Physics, 1983-present
Chair, Physics Department, 1983-95

Oak Ridge Associated Universities - Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Scientist and Energy Policy Analyst, Institute for Energy Analysis, 1979-83

Chicago State University - Chicago, Illinois
Professor of Physics, 1976-79
Associate Professor of Physics & Chair, Dept. of Physical Sciences, 1971-76

Harvey Mudd College of Science and Engineering - Claremont, California
Visiting Professor of Physics, (sabbatical leave from Chicago State University), 1977-78

Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Associate Professor of Physics, 1969-71
Assistant Professor of Physics, 1964-69
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1963-64


Interests: Foundations of thermal physics; college and precollege science education

Published > 80 articles, essays, notes, reviews, and letters in professional journals

Books Published:

Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum Information, Computing
(2nd edition of Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, Information, Computing),
Institute of Physics, 2003.

Maxwell's Demon: Entropy, Information, Computing, Princeton University Press
[USA, Canada, Japan] and Adam Hilger/British Institute of Physics [other parts
of the world], 1990. Co-editor: Andrew F. Rex. Alternate Selection of the Library
of Science Book Club in September 1992

Industrial Energy Use Data Book, Garland STPM Press, New York, 1980
Co-authored chapters on: Agriculture, Mining, Textiles, Stone-Clay-Glass Products,
Primary Metals, and Fabricated Metal Products


Lead Scientist with Baldwin Academy in the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School
District, 1998-present; serve on Leadership Team and visit Baldwin regularly to
work with teachers in training workshops and students doing hands-on science activities

Received grants for the Physics High School-University Network, PHUN, from the
California Academic Partnership Program/American Association for Higher Education
and the American Physical Society/American Association of Physics Teachers

Developed and presented numerous science-teaching workshops for precollege teachers


Fellow, American Physical Society (October 2017)

Chair, AAPT Search Committee for an Editor of the American Journal of Physics, 2016-17

Chair, Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2016-2017

Consulting Editor, American Journal of Physics, 2012-present

Fellow, American Association of Physics Teachers (July 2014)

American Journal of Physics Five-Year Review Committee, 2012-13

Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Physics Teachers, July 2010

President, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2007. Vice President, 2005; President-Elect, 2006, Past President, 2008; service on Awards, Finance, Review, and Governance Structure Committees

Governing Board, American Institute of Physics 2006-2008

Chair, Nominating Committee, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2002-2003

Co-Chair, Gordon Research Conference: Physics Research & Education - Classical Mechanics
and Nonlinear Dynamics, to be June 13 - 18, 2004 at Mt. Holyoke College.

Co-Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference: Physics Research & Education - Quantum Mechanics,
held June 2002 at Mt. Holyoke College.

Representative of Southern California Section American Association of
Physics Teachers
to National AAPT, 1996-present

Associate Editor, American Journal of Physics, 1992-1995

President, Southern California Section - American Association of Physics
Teachers: 1991-93

President, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society at Cal Poly University, 1990-91

Co-coordinator, Physics Discipline Group, California State University System
Institute for Teaching and Learning, 1989-94

American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physical Society
Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
Union of Concerned Scientists

American Men and Women of Science
Who's Who In California
Who's Who in American Education

Member, Providence Medical Group Patient-Family Advisory Council, March 2011-present