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NSF Deputy Directors, Terms and Fields of Science

Deputy Director
Term
Field of Science
Dr. C. E. SunderlinMay, 1951 -
May, 1957
Organic Chemistry
vacancy in position of Deputy Director from FY 1957 through FY 1962
Dr. John T. WilsonJuly, 1963 -
July, 1968
Psychology
Dr. John T. Wilson
Executive Associate Director*
July, 1968 -
August, 1968
Psychology
Dr. Louis Levin+
Executive Associate Director*
August, 1968 -
October, 1970
Biochemistry
Dr. Raymond L. BisplinghoffOctober, 1970 -
September, 1974
Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Lowell J. Paige
   (Acting)
September, 1974-
June, 1975
Mathematics
Dr. Richard C. AtkinsonJune, 1975 -
May, 1977
Psychology
Dr. Edward C. Creutz
   (Acting)
August, 1976 -
September, 1977
Physics
Dr. George C. PimentelSeptember, 1977 -
June, 1980
Chemistry
Dr. Donald N. LangenbergJuly, 1980 -
December, 1982
Physics
Dr. John H. MooreJune, 1985 -
December, 1989
Economics
Dr. John White
   (Acting)
September, 1990 -
March, 1991
Industrial Engineering
Dr. Frederick M. BernthalMarch, 1990 -
April, 1993
Nuclear Chemistry/ 
   Physics
Dr. Mary E. Clutter
   (Acting)
April, 1993 -
October, 1993
Biology
Dr. Frederick M. BernthalOctober, 1993 -
June, 1994
Nuclear Chemistry/ 
   Physics
Dr. Mary E. Clutter
   (Acting)
June, 1994 -
July, 1994
Biology
Dr. Anne C. PetersenJuly, 1994 -
September, 1996
Behavioral Science
Dr. Joseph Bordogna
   (Acting)
September, 1996
to May, 1999
Engineering
Dr. Joseph Bordogna
   
June, 1999
to present**
Engineering

*P.L. 90-407 amended the NSF Act to permit NSF to have a deputy director and four assistant directors appointed by the President. Until these appointments were made, the duties of the deputy director were discharged by an executive associate director.

+By presidential order, Dr. Louis Levin also served as Acting Director from July 1,1969 to July 14, 1969 (until Dr. William McElroy's swearing-in on July 14, 1969).

**Dr. Bordogna was confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1999.


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