The Statistical Research Center collects, analyzes and disseminates data on education, careers, and diversity in physics, astronomy and other physical sciences. We are your source for reliable data on:
- Enrollments and degrees at all levels of education in physics, astronomy and related fields from high school through the PhD.
- Demographic profiles of physics faculty in high schools, 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities.
- Common careers of physicists and astronomers with bachelor's degrees, master's degrees or PhDs.
- Workforce dynamics including unemployment, underemployment, staff turnover, retirement and the number of positions available.
- Issues that cut across education and employment such as the representation of women and minorities in physics and related fields.
We also contract with professional societies to carry out surveys on topics of particular concern to their organizations, including:
- Profiles of professional society membership.
- Studies of the benefits of society membership.
- Salaries and employment prospects in specific fields.
Senior staff and their areas of expertise
Susan White, Director, swhite [at] aip.org or 301-209-3056
Patrick Mulvey, Research Manager, pmulvey [at] aip.org or 301-209-3076
Anne Marie Porter, Survey Scientist, amporter [at] aip.org or 301-209-3039
Courtney Walsh, Survey Scientist, cwalsh [at] aip.org or 301-209-3168
Judith Mulvey, Statistics Project Coordinator, jmulvey [at] aip.org or 301-209-3070
AIP Senior Research Fellow
Rachel Ivie was named the inaugural Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in early 2021. For most of her career at AIP, she has worked with the Statistical Research Center, where she recently served as Director. Dr. Ivie received her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specialized in research methods, statistics, and gender. While at AIP, she has studied the careers of physicists and astronomers, particularly the careers of women in these fields. She has designed and carried out numerous studies: from a global study of scientists outlining gender differences in career progress to a longitudinal study of astronomy graduate students that explains the factors that may make women more likely to leave the field. Dr. Ivie is a Fellow of the American Astronomical Society.
Contact information: rivie [at] aip.org or 301-209-3081
Operational Resource Group
Carlos López-Mariscal, Committee Chair, Underwater Photonics, MX
Angela C Johnson, St. Mary's College of Maryland, MD
Adrian Lenardic, Rice University, TX
Laurie McNeil, University of North Carolina, NC
Marie Plumb, Representing the community college community, NY
Vashti Sawtelle, Michigan State University, MI
Aaron Schuetz, Yorktown High School, VA
Quinton Williams, Howard University, DC