Person:Dr. Judy R. Franz

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Dr. Judy R. Franz


Photo of Dr. Judy and Dr. Frank Franz (Ward)
 Physicist


Notes:

•  Quote from the book published in 1001: "Dr. Judy Franz, the wife of UAH's President Frank Franz, serves as executive officer of the American Physical Society, the nation's largest professional organization of physicists."

•  "In July 1991, Frank Franz, PhD. became the fourth President of UAH. Drs. Franz and wife, Judy, had earlier spent eighteen years as professors of physics at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he also served as Dean of Faculties. They also had spent six years at West Virginia University, where he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research." - Ward

•  When Dr. Frank Franz became the fourth president of UAH, Dr. Judy Franz, his wife "accompanied him and was granted full professorship in the physics faculty. Her renown in the scientific community was reaffirmed when she was named executive officer of the American Physical Society in 1994." - Wikipedia

•  Dr. Judy Franz listed as President of the Board for Huntsville Chamber Music Guild for 2012-2013. - HCMG

•  "Judy Franz received a B.A. degree in Physics from Cornell University in 1959 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965. She was a post-doc at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich from 1965 to 1967 and served in all the professorial ranks in the physics department of Indiana University between 1968 and 1987. From 1987 - 1991, she was professor of physics at West Virginia University. She has held visiting professorships at the Technical University of Munich and at Cornell. Dr. Franz's field of research is Condensed Matter Theory. She has published extensively in the area of electronic properties of disordered material. In addition, she has worked vigorously to improve physics education. Her administrative experience includes service as an associate dean at Indiana University." - CSWP


Related Links:
•  CSWP - A Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics of the American Physical Society. Volume 14, No. 1, Spring 1994. The article includes biographical information, lists of professional affiliations, and an interview.

•  HCMG - Huntsville Chamber Music Guild
•  Just for Fun - There is a paragraph under the "History" section? starting with "Dr. Wright"? that mentions both Drs. Franz. The details are almost entirely wrong (so wrong, they are funny)? enjoy.
•  Stephens - Historic Huntsville: A City of New Beginnings, by Elise Hopkins Stephens, 2002, page 175.
•  Ward - Shaping History: The University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation, by Michael D. Ward, 2008.
•  Wikipedia - Article on UAH




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