Rosanna Garcia

Rosanna Garcia is an Associate Professor of Marketing at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an expert on entrepreneurial marketing, sustainability in innovation and the diffusion of innovations in a reluctant marketplace. Garcia is also a Chancellor’s Faculty of Excellence in Innovation + Design where she helps develop technologies from student ideas and faculty research that relate to environmental sustainability. Outside of academia, she serves on the board of several start-ups. Garcia can be heard presenting her research on sustainability at Northeastern University, here.

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Associate Professor of Marketing at North Carolina State University 

Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurial Marketing, Sustainability in Innovation, Diffusion of Innovations In a Reluctant Marketplace

Location: Raleigh, NC

Contact Information:

Phone: (919) 515- 6944

Email: rgarcia3@ncsu.edu

Twitter: @agentmodeler 

Heard presenting her research at the D’Amore-McKim Research Showcase III at Northeastern University

Ron Hira

Ron Hira teaches in the Department of Political Science at Howard University. He is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He specializes in policy issues on offshoring businesses, high-skill immigration, and the American engineering workforce.

Hira has written widely on offshoring, high-skilled immigration, innovation, and the decline of the middle class. He is co-author of the book, Outsourcing America, which was a finalist for best business book in the PMA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards. The Boston Globe called Outsourcing America an “honest, disturbing look at outsourcing.” The Washington Postdescribed the book as a “thorough and easy to grasp primer on the wrenching outsourcing debate.” In addition, he has testified seven times before Congress on high-skilled immigration and outsourcing.

Ron Hira
Associate Professor in Political Science, Howard University

Areas of Expertise: High-Skilled Immigration, STEM Labor Markets, Offshoring and Outsourcing, Innovation Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: ronil.hira@howard.edu
Phone: 703-786-4472

Heard on NPR All Things Considered: Who’s Hiring H1-B Visa Workers? It’s Not Who You Might Think

Added June 2015

Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, where she teaches radio journalism and works with campus organizations on student and faculty diversity.

Chideya is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Root, WNYC, BET, MSNBC and NPR, where she hosted News and Notes from 2006-2009 and sat in for Michel Martin on Tell Me More. As an author, she focuses on issues including jobs, technology, race relations and tech innovation. She is the author of “Innovating Women” and “Don’t Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans,” which she is updating for a special 20th anniversary edition.

Chideya’s work with outlets such as ABC’s Nightline, CNN, MSNBC and Real Time with Bill Maher have earned her a National Education Reporting Award, a North Star News Prize and a special prize from the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association for coverage of AIDS.

Farai Chideya

Journalist, Author, Educator, Socio-Political Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Media, Technology, Diversity, Journalism, Women’s Issues, Social Entrepreneurship, Race, Race Relations, Politics, Innovation, Labor Economics

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: fc51@nyu.edu
Phone: (682) 233-2724

Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.
Tell Me More: Debating President Obama’s First Year On The Job

Lisa Cook

Lisa D. Cook is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and in International Relations at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.  She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to this appointment and while on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was also Deputy Director for Africa Research and Programs at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, was Managing Editor of the Harvard University-World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report, and contributed to the Making Markets Work program at Harvard Business School.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, economic history, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. Cook is the author of a number of published articles, book chapters, and working papers. With former colleague and co-author Jeffrey Sachs, she advised the governments of Nigeria and Rwanda, and, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she was Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department from 2000 to 2001.

From November 2008 to January 2009, Dr. Cook was on the Obama Presidential Transition Team and led the review of the World Bank and International Affairs division of the Treasury Department.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise: Economic Growth and Development, Innovation, Economics, Microeconomics, Deficit, International Markets, Finance, Property Rights, Financial Institutions and Crises

Location: East Lansing, MI

Contact Info:

Email: cooklisad@gmail.com

Twitter: @drlisadcook


Cook speaks to MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: