Pete
Photo by Doug Ramsey (1999)

Peter N. Spotts

9 Martha's Way
Franklin, MA 02038
508-520-0023
pspotts@alum.mit.edu
Professional experience:

The Christian Science Monitor -- September 1976 to present
  • Science reporter -- September 1994 to present
  • Editorial-page editor -- January 1993 to September 1994
  • National-news editor -- December 1988 to January 1993
  • Editorial writer -- April 1988 to December 1988
  • Science correspondent -- February 1987 to April 1988
  • Special-projects editor -- June 1986 to February 1987 
  • Staff editor, national news -- April 1980 to June 1986 
  • Midwest correspondent (Chicago) --  March 1979 to April 1980
The Miami Herald -- September 1974 to September 1976

Awards:
Other professional activities:
  • 2006-2008 -- Judge for AAAS Science Journalism Award
  • 2000-2006 -- Judge for the American Institute of Physics science-writing award (chairman of the judging panel from 2003-2006).
  • 2002 -- Member of the screening committee for the  Knight Science  Journalism Fellowships at MIT.
  • 1994 -- Member of advisory committee on the reorganization of publishing activities of The Christian Science Publishing Society.
  • Invited speaker/panelist at the National Academy of Sciences (1993), American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (2002, 2009), American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (2009).
Education:
  • B.A. in journalism from the University of Miami (Fla.), cum laude, December 1974
Memberships:
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • New England Science Writers (Treasurer)
  • American Association for the Advancement of  Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honor society
  • Kappa Tau Alpha journalism honor society
Travel:  Assignments have taken me to Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, The Dominican Republic, and to ice camps on the Arctic Ice Cap, as well as to locations throughout the United States.