NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL STAFF
David A. Feary is a senior program officer with the NRC’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, and a Research Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He earned his Ph.D. at the Australian National University before spending 15 years as a research scientist with the marine program at Geoscience Australia. During this time he participated in numerous research cruises—many as chief or co-chief scientist—and he was co-chief scientist for Ocean Drilling Program Leg 182. His research activities focused on the role of climate as a primary control on carbonate reef formation and on efforts to improve the understanding of cool-water carbonate depositional processes.
Nicholas D. Rogers is a Financial and Research Associate with the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. 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. He began working for the National Academies in 2006 and has primarily supported the board on a broad array of Earth resources, mapping, and geographical sciences issues.
Courtney R. Gibbs is a Program Associate with the NRC 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 and the former Board on Radiation Effects Research.
Eric J. Edkin is a Senior Program Assistant with the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He began working for the National Academies in 2009 and has primarily supported the board on a broad array of Earth resources, geographical sciences, and mapping sciences issues.