Gerald Feldman came to GW in 1996. He was awarded an NSF CAREER grant in 1997 for work in nuclear physics, and has been funded continuously since then by the U.S. Dept. of Energy. In 2009, he was awarded his first NSF grant in Physics Education Research (PER), and obtained a new PER grant in 2013 to work on success factors of the SCALE-UP collaborative group-learning pedagogy. In Spring 2014 he had a Fulbright Fellowship to teach a nuclear physics course in Italy. In 2015, he was one of the PI's on a $1.45M grant to establish a STEM secondary teacher preparation program at GW based on the UTeach model (locally called GWTeach). Since 2015, he has served as the Science Co-Director of the GWTeach program.
He has been the chair of the AAPT Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education, a member of the AAPT Committee on Research in Physics Education, and a member of the Executive Committee of the APS Topical Group for Few-Body Physics. During the 2016-17 academic year, he was on sabbatical, partially supported by the Univ. of Washington (June-July 2016), a Fulbright Specialist Fellowship (Aug.-Sept. 2016), Seattle Pacific University (Oct.-Dec. 2016), and ETH Zurich (Jan.-June 2017). In late 2017, he was elected to be the Vice-Chair of the APS Forum on Education (FEd). Since then, he has been the Chair-Elect of FEd (2019), Chair (2020) and most recently the Past Chair of FEd (2021). He was also the chair of the APS Fellowship Committee for FEd in 2021 and the chair of the Awards Committee for the APS Committee on Education in 2021.