Peter Davenport has been the Director of the National UFO Reporting Center since July 1994.  He received his undergraduate education at Stanford University in California, where he earned bachelor's degrees in both Russian and biology, as well as a translator's certificate in Russian translation. Peter's graduate education was completed at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned an M.S. degree in the genetics and biochemistry of fish from the College of Fisheries, as well as an M.B.A. degree in finance and international business from the Graduate School of Business. He has worked as a college instructor, a commercial fisherman, a Russian translator in the Soviet Union, a fisheries observer aboard Soviet fishing vessels, a flight instructor, and a businessman. Peter was the founding president of a Seattle-based biotechnology company, which currently employs over 300 scientists and technicians. In 1986, he was a candidate for the Washington State legislature, and in 1992, he was a candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives. Peter has had an active interest in the UFO phenomenon from his early boyhood. He experienced his first UFO sighting over the St. Louis municipal airport in the summer of 1954, and he investigated his first UFO case during the summer of 1965 in Exeter, New Hampshire. Peter has also served as the director of investigations for the Washington Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network.

Notable Articles:
Exeter, NH, UFO sightings: Derry News (Derry, NH), Sept 1965
National UFO Reporting Center: National Emergency Number Association Magazine, Cashocton, OH, June 1996.
Several entries in the "Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters," Ronald D. Story,(2001)
MUFON Presentation on Passive Radar
Also wrote 11 articles for The MUFON UFO Journal, during 2012 and 2013, which focused on some of the more dramatic events reported to NUFORC, over the past 22 years.