Dr. Ron Hira is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Howard University. Ron is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Howard, Ron served on the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Hira has written widely on offshoring, high-skilled immigration, innovation, employment relations, and the decline of the middle class. He recently co-edited the book Engineering Globalization Reshoring & Nearshoring: Management & Policy Issues (World Scientific, 2018). Hira is co-author of the book Outsourcing America (AMACOM 2005; 2nd edition 2008), a finalist for best business book in the PMA's Benjamin Franklin Awards.