Dr. Mel Currie, Southwestern District

Mel Currie

Mel Currie is a mathematician.  He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1970. After spending three years as an economic analyst with Gulf Oil Corporation and three years teaching mathematics at a public high school in Düsseldorf, Germany, he returned to the United States and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh.  Following seven years as a professor at Auburn University and then the University of Richmond, Dr. Currie joined the National Security Agency (NSA). Among the various positions he held at NSA, he was Chief of the Cryptographic Research and Design Division (The Codemakers).  He was the inaugural recipient of the Crypto-Mathematics Institute’s Leadership Award in 2007 and was elevated to Defense Intelligence Senior Level in 2008. After twenty-five years of service, Dr. Currie received the Director’s Distinguished Service Medal and retired from NSA in 2015.The Curries have resided in Baltimore since 1992.  Their daughter, who is now a married adult, was born in the city. Dr. Currie was President of the Dickeyville Community Association 2016-2017.