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 is a Program Officer with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academy of Sciences. Her current portfolio includes projects that address STEM workforce development, the competitiveness of American research universities, and the higher education regulatory environment. Prior to joining the National Academies, she served as a Legislative Assistant for Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12), where she handled energy, 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. Libby got her start in science policy after being selected by the Society for Research in Child Development as a 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Policy Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles and an A.B. in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College.