Greg Summers obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Michigan, and his Master's degree in the same subject from Johns Hopkins University. He later earned his Ph.D. from Union Institute & University.
He has worked for nearly thirty years in both industry and government, with most positions connected to the space program. In this capacity, he worked most recently for the Defense Technology Security Administration, analyzing and regulating space technology export issues. Previously, he held positions in firms that designed, produced, and operated spacecraft. During this long period, his own emphasis has been in orbital mechanics and spaceflight operations, and he has helped establish satellite control facilities throughout the world. At present he is adjunct instructor with the School of Science and Technology of American Public University.
His primary research interests are in the philosophy of science, science policy, and the history of science. He is a member of the Philosophy of Science Association and the History of Science Society. He reads and makes inquiries in a variety of subjects, often supplementing the above fields by further ventures into American history and film. He has started a public interest research firm, and is planning a number of science and political documentaries in both audio and film formats. He lives in Maryland and has a daughter, Carlotta, who is pursuing an education in the theater arts.