James Stith

Title:  Vice President of Physics Resources Center (Retired)

Company:  American Institute of Physics

Location:  Maryland, United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2004)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1887, 2004-2005, 2007-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Decorated, National Defense Ribbon
  • Decorated, Army Service Ribbon
  • Decorated, Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Decorated, Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Decorated, Army Achievement Medal
  • Decorated, Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Decorated, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Decorated, Meritorious Service Medal
  • Decorated, Legion of Merit
  • Named, ScienceMaker, HistoryMakers (2010)
  • Named, One of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science, Science Spectrum, United States Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine (2004)
  • Named, Hall Of Fame, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps , Virginia State University (1994)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Citation, American Association of Physics Teachers (1995)
  • Recipient, Archie L. Lacey Award, New York Academy of Sciences (1994)
  • Recipient, Alumni Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University (2005)
  • Recipient, Fellowship, National Science Foundation (1973)


  • LHD, Virginia State University
  • DEd, Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, Virginia State University
  • BS, Virginia State University

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