St. Augustine and also worked as an advertising sales representative and reporter for the Trinidad Express Newspapers.
MICHAEL MCGEARY, a political scientist, is a consultant on federal science, technology, and health policy, funding, organization, and evaluation and has authored a number of articles on those topics. He has served as a consultant to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other units of the National Academies (Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; Board on Life Sciences; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on International Scientific Cooperation; Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel; Committee on National Statistics; and Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy); Office of Science and Technology Policy; Association of American Universities; SRI International; Washington Advisory Group; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research; and the Lasker Foundation. Between 1981 and 1995, he worked at the National Academies, where he directed the staff work for a dozen reports by IOM and other committees, including assessments of the cancer centers program of the National Cancer Institute and the AIDS research program of the National Institutes of Health. He did his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, prior to going to the National Academies, taught at Wellesley College and worked for the National Academy of Public Administration.