Anthony R. Curtis, Ph.D. is an educator dedicated to enhancing lifelong learning opportunities for underserved populations who want to reach for and acquire an understanding of space exploration and science in the 21st century. As a communicator of the exciting discoveries about science, technology and space exploration, he has been author of 72 books.
Dr. Curtis has been a teacher in higher education for 35 years, during which time he has instructed more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Today, he is employed as full professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Along with the many communications courses he instructs, Dr. Curtis also teaches Introduction to Astronomy. As a strong advocate of learner-centered education, Dr. Curtis is an Educational Advisor to the American Radio Relay League and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Dr. Curtis is founder and editor of an online newsmagazine with global readership. He has worked as a professional writer, editor, producer, director photographer, graphic artist for newspapers, magazines, books, broadcasting, advertising and public relations.
Dr. Curtis is an amateur radio operator who has been writing about non-governmental "hamsats" since the first OSCAR in 1961. One of his recent articles was a history of OSCAR-6, the journal of the American Radio Relay League. Dr. Curtis' work has influenced many to become interested in rocketry and small satellite systems. He is a member of AMSAT, ARRL and TAPR.
As Section Emergency Coordinator for the ARRL in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, he organized teams of emergency communicators in every county in preparation for disasters.
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Pembroke.