NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL STAFF
David A. Feary is a senior program officer with the National Research Council’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. 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 that time, he participated in numerous research cruises—many as chief or co-chief scientist—and was co-chief scientist for Ocean Drilling Program Leg 182. His research activities have focused on the role of climate as a primary control on carbonate reef formation, and improved understanding of cool-water carbonate depositional processes. He also holds a joint appointment as research professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Stephanie Johnson is a senior program officer with the Water Science and Technology Board. Since joining the National Research Council in 2002, she has served as study director for 12 studies, including congressionally mandated reviews of Everglades restoration progress. She has also worked on National Research Council studies on desalination, water reuse, contaminant source remediation, the disposal of coal combustion wastes, and water security. Dr. Johnson received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in chemistry and geology and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.
Courtney R. Gibbs is a program associate with the National Research Council 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.
Nicholas D. Rogers is a financial and research associate with the National Research Council 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.