NRC Staff

Elizabeth A. Eide is a senior program officer with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. Prior to joining the NRC in 2005, she was as a research scientist for 12 years at the Geological Survey of Norway where she was team leader and built and managed the 40Ar/39Ar geochronology laboratory. Her research while in Norway included basic and applied projects related to crustal processes. She completed a Ph.D. in geology at Stanford University and received a B.A. in geology from Franklin and Marshall College.


Stephanie E. Johnson is a senior program officer with the Water Science and Technology Board. Since joining the NRC in 2002, she has served as study director for 10 committees, including the Committee on Advancing Desalination Technology and the Committee on Water Reuse. She has also worked on NRC studies on contaminant source remediation, disposal of coal combustion wastes, Everglades restoration, and water security. Dr. Johnson received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in chemistry and geology and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia on the subject of pesticide transport and microbial bioavailability in soils.


Courtney R. Gibbs is a program associate with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. She received her degree in graphic design from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2000 and began working for the National Academies in 2004. Prior to her work with the board, Ms. Gibbs supported the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, the former Board on Radiation Effects Research, and the Naval Studies Board.


Jason R. Ortego is a research associate with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He received a B.A. in English from Louisiana State University in 2004 and an M.A. in international affairs from George Washington University in 2008. He began working for the National Academies in 2008 with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and in 2009 he joined the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources.


Nicholas D. Rogers is a research associate with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources at the National Academies. He received a B.A. in history, with a focus on the history of science and early American history, from Western Connecticut State University in 2004. Mr. Rogers began working for the National Academies in 2006 and has primarily supported the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources on earth resource issues and the board’s interdisciplinary projects.



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