Dr. Toni Sauncy
Director, Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma
American Institute of Physics
Dr. Toni Sauncy served as the president of SPS from 2009-2012 and is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Physics at Angelo State University, where she has taught since 2000. Sauncy has a history of proven leadership as demonstrated by her service on numerous collegiate and professional association committees, including those of APS and AAPT. In May 2010 she was honored with the Angelo State University President's Faculty Excellence in Leadership & Service Award. Sauncy has a record of successfully funded research & research training projects in solid state materials physics. In addition to her academic pursuits, she has a strong history of engaging the community in physics outreach.
She is well known for her dedication to students in and out of the classroom and has mentored more than 40 student research projects, which have resulted in more than 50 presentations at regional, national, and international professional physics meetings and conferences. Sauncy is a long time friend of Sigma Pi Sigma & the Society of Physics Students first as a student, and later as a chapter advisor. She served as a Zone Councilor for Zone 13 from 2005-2009. In 2007 she was honored with SPS's most prestigious award, the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Sauncy holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, a M.S. in Physics, and a B.S. in Mathematics (magna cum laude), all from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.