Tom Arrison serves as the Interim Director and senior staff officer in the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Academies. He joined the National Academies in 1990 and has directed a range of studies and other projects on international science and technology relations, innovation, information technology, higher education, and strengthening the U.S. research enterprise. Recent projects include the National Academy of Engineering report "The Offshoring of Engineering," and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy report "Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age." He holds MAs in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Michigan.
Libby O’Hare joined the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) as a Program Officer in February, 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles and an A.B. in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. Her graduate research was supported by a National Research Training Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health and used functional and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging to link age-related changes in brain structure with the development of memory and problem solving abilities in children and adolescents.
After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Berkeley, Dr. O'Hare was selected by the Society for Research in Child Development as a 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Policy Fellow. Dr. O’Hare served in the office of Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12). Upon completing her fellowship, she joined Rep. Holt’s office as a Legislative Assistant, where she handled energy, environment, science, and education policy issues and staffed Rep. Holt in his role as the Senior Democrat on the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, House Committee on Natural Resources.