Dr. Toni Sauncy
President, Society of Physics Students
Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX
Dr. Toni Sauncy is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Angelo State University, where she has been since 2000. Dr. Sauncy holds the Ph.D. in Applied Physics awarded by Texas Tech University with an emphasis in experimental condensed matter physics, the M.S. in Physics and the B.S. in mathematics. Dr. Sauncy is well known for her dedication to students in and out of the classroom. Dr. Sauncy maintains an active program of research with undergraduate physics and applied physics majors. She has been the recipient of numerous external (NSF and Research Corporation) and internal (Angelo State Presidents Circle, ASU Research Enhancement, ASU Research Enrichment and Faculty Development) grants. She is currently working with students in an NSF funded collaborative program with Texas Tech Electrical Engineering and an ONR grant with Texas State University Materials Science. During her eight years at Angelo State, she and her students have presented their work at local, state, national and international level professional physics meetings.
Dr. Sauncy currently serves as the president-elect of the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and is the president of the Angelo State Faculty Senate. On the SPS National Council, Dr. Sauncy serves as the co-chair of Committee B on Underrepresented groups. Dr. Sauncy has served on numerous departmental, college and university level committees, including vice-chairing the Academic Integrity committee and serving on the Judicial Board.
She advises the very active local SPS chapter, which has enjoyed recognition as an outstanding chapter for the past eight years. In recognition of Dr. Sauncy’s dedicated service to the SPS both at the local level and the national level, she was named the National SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2007. Dr. Sauncy is also engaged in the San Angelo community through her involvement with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, who awarded her as a 2007 Woman of Distinction.