John O'Neil

Chief of Staff / Officer, Security/Defense Facilities

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John O’Neil is Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the university this Summer, Dr. O’Neil spent more than 15 years in various leadership roles in the National Security Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and more than a decade in the intelligence community. Before Oak Ridge, John spent seven years in research administration at Virginia Tech, leading federal agency relations and research development.  John did his undergraduate studies in agricultural economics and public affairs at Cornell University, and his graduate work in education research at Virginia Tech.