Name: Gregory G. Adams, Program Support Manager
Education: B.S., Business Administration, Towson University
I’ve been at NSF for 24 years, serving in various capacities in support of the NSF mission. My career started in the Biological Sciences Directorate, in what is now Integrative Organismal Systems, as both a Program Assistant (panel meeting logistics and proposal decision processing) and Program & Technology Analyst (budgetary and IT work), then moving to progressively challenging positions at NSF.
How did you come to be working in DEB?
Good fortune. Research has always fascinated me, but the work done by DEB is particularly intriguing. The impacts are ubiquitous. It motivates me in my present role, which is to support employees who enable scientific progress through effective and efficient administrative work. I ensure that administrative details in support of advisory panel meetings, proposal intake, proposal decision processing and post-award activities happen in a timely way. I supervise, coach and mentor employees who daily support NSF Program Officers and frequently provide administrative guidance to proposal submitters, advisory panelists, workshop participants and other very important customers.
One thing you wished more people understood about DEB and why:
This division processes a LOT of work meticulously, thoughtfully and yet efficiently. I am always amazed at the volume and importance of the work completed in the division through its core programs, special competitions and contributions to the research pipeline. I’ve worked in numerous NSF divisions and have been awed particularly at what gets done by DEB.
My role on the blog:
Having worked for years in the office responsible for daily maintenance of NSF’s internal and external web pages, Inside NSF and NSF.gov, I had the honor of being tapped with finding who could help bring NSF’s first and only current blog to bear. Within a few short months, we went live.