Craig Tupper, Resources Management Division Director

Craig Tupper, Director of the Resources Management Division

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Craig Tupper is the Director of the Resource Management Division, responsible for formulation, justification, and execution of NASA’s more than $6 billion annual Science budget.

Mr. Tupper received a B.S. (Psychology) from the Honors College of Michigan State University in 1980, and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1987. He joined NASA Headquarters in 1987 as a Presidential Management Intern. He served for one year as a program analyst in the Headquarters Space Shuttle office, and four months at the Goddard Space Flight Center, before transferring to what is now the Science Mission Directorate in 1988. In 2004, he completed a one-year assignment as budget director for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, before returning to Science. He was selected as the Director of RMD in January 2010.

Mr. Tupper resides in Cheverly, Maryland. Among his many interests are those he has picked up from work. He is an avid amateur astronomer, and received an International Astronomical Union observatory code while dabbling in asteroid astrometry. He occasionally wishes that he’d stuck with his original undergraduate major of engineering, but he thinks things have worked out pretty well regardless.