USARC Commissioners

USARC’s seven Commissioners, appointed by the President, include four members from academic or research institutions, two members from private industry undertaking commercial activities in the Arctic, and one member from among the Indigenous residents of the Arctic. The Director of the National Science Foundation serves as an ex officio eighth member.

David M. Kennedy

USARC Chair

Madison, Virginia

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Thomas Emanuel Dans, CFA

USARC Commissioner

Houston, Texas

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Jon Harrison

USARC Commissioner

US Arctic Research Commission
Dallas, Texas

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Randy “Church” Kee, Maj Gen

USARC Commissioner

United States Air Force (ret)
Anchorage, Alaska

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Michael A. Newton, JD

USARC Commissioner

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

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Julia Nesheiwat, PhD

USARC Commissioner

Washington, DC

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Crawford Patkotak

USARC Commissioner

Utqiagvik, Alaska

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Sethuraman Panchanathan, PhD

EX OFFICIO MEMBER

National Science Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia

Former Commissioners

David Benton
James O. Campbell
Michele Longo Eder
Mary Jane Fate
Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Richard K. Glenn
Lee Gorsuch
Jackie Grebmeier, PhD
Kasaŋnaaluk Marie N. Greene
Clifford J. Groh, Sr.
John E. Hobbie, PhD
Hon. Edward Saggan Itta
Charles H. Johnson
Duane Laible

Oliver Leavitt
James Llewellyn
James J. McCarthy, PhD
Vera Kingeekuk Metcalf
Larry Mayer, PhD
Hon. George B. Newton
Donald O’Dowd, PhD
James A. Palmer
Walter B. Parker
Mary C. Pete
Luis M. Proenza, PhD
Elmer E. Rasmuson
John R. Roderick
Jackie Richter-Menge

Juan G. Roederer, PhD
Thomas C. Royer, PhD
Helvi Sandvik
Virgil “Buck” Sharpton, PhD
John H. Steele, PhD
Susan Sugai, PhD
Hon. Mead Treadwell
Hon. Fran Ulmer
Charles J. Vörösmarty, PhD
A. Lincoln Washburn, PhD
Warren W. Zapol, MD
James H. Zumberge, PhD