Dr. John Farrell

John Farrell



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John Farrell, Ph. D. 
Executive Director
U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Dr. John Farrell is the Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC), an independent federal agency of Presidential appointees that advises the White House and Congress on Arctic research matters. The USARC works with executive branch agencies to establish and execute a national Arctic research plan (see the most recent IARPC Arctic Research Plan FY2017-2021). The commission facilitates cooperation with local and state governments, including interacting with Arctic residents to assess research needs, and recommends means for developing international scientific cooperation in the Arctic. 
Dr. Farrell previously served as Associate Dean of Research and Administration at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Before that, he was program director at the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, where he managed the international Ocean Drilling Program and the National Science Foundation's U.S. Science Support Program. He played a pivotal role in planning and implementing the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), the successor to the Ocean Drilling Program, and helped organize and conduct the highly successful IODP Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX). He also participated in the 2012 expedition aboard USCGC Icebreaker HEALY to map and sample the extended continental shelf north of Alaska in relation to the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea. 
Dr. Farrell received a B.A. in Geology from Franklin and Marshall College and a Sc.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University.  

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