NSF PA 00-05 - October 18, 2000
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NSF Announces Director For Legislative and Public
Science author and editor Curt Suplee has been appointed
director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Suplee will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s
communication activities with the public, including
Congress, the news media, states and governors, and
various scientific, engineering and education organizations.
He begins his duties at NSF on October 23, 2000.
Suplee comes to NSF from the Washington Post,
where he serves as science writer and editor for National
News. In more than 20 years at that newspaper, he
has also served as deputy editor of the Style (feature)
section, editor of the Sunday arts section, assistant
editor of the Outlook (Sunday opinion) section, editor/writer
of the former science and technology page called Outposts,
and editor of the former educational science section
called Horizon. Suplee also served as press aide and
speechwriter for the late Senator Hubert H. Humphrey,
and taught English at the University of Minnesota
and Memphis State University.
Suplee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English
from Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) and a Master
of Arts in English literature and philosophy from
the University of Minnesota. In addition to nearly
1,000 articles published in the Washington Post,
Suplee has authored numerous articles for national
magazines and three books on science.