Kathryne Sparks Woodle

Leadership Team, Project Manager, and Website Design Team

American Physical Society


Kathryne Sparks Woodle is a Senior Programs Manager at the American Physical Society (APS) in College Park, Maryland. She currently serves as the EP3 Program Manager and APS Innovation Fund Program Officer. Additional APS projects with which she has been involved include: the APS National Mentoring Community, STEP UP, the Inclusive Graduate Education Network, the APS Bridge Program, and PhysTEC. Through these initiatives, Woodle works to promote an inclusive professional community that supports marginalized groups. Prior to coming to APS, Woodle received her PhD in particle astrophysics from the Pennsylvania State University. Woodle worked on detecting very high-energy emission from gamma-ray bursts with the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory. The HAWC observatory is an extensive air shower detector built at 4100m in Sierra Negra, Mexico. Woodle also has received a Master’s in Education from the Physics Department at Penn State.