New Program Director-Antarctic Integrated System Science Program
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New Program Director-Antarctic Integrated System Science Program

Division of Polar Programs

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Arlington, VA

Dr. Paul Cutler has been appointed as the new Program Director for the Antarctic Integrated System Science Program within the Division’s Antarctic Sciences Section. His appointment begins on December 13, 2015.

Dr. Scott Borg, head of the Antarctic Sciences Section, made the announcement this week.

Dr. Cutler has served for the past five years as Program Director for the Geomorphology and Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics programs in NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences. He has also served in temporary assignments at the agency as Program Director for Antarctic Glaciology and Acting Section Head and Acting Division Director in the Division of Earth Sciences.

Prior to his tenure at NSF, he directed work on polar and global-change science at the International Council for Science in Paris and at the Polar Research Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He has conducted research in Antarctica and the Arctic, and in the mountains of Switzerland, Pakistan, and Canada.

His postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin focused on Laurentide Ice Sheet dynamics. Dr. Cutler earned his bachelor’s degree, with Honors, from Manchester University; his Masters Degree from the University of Toronto; and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Cutler can be reached at or at (703) 292-4961.