Sheila Nataraj Kirby (PhD, Economics) was a senior economist at RAND, a non-profit think tank, for over 30 years. She served as a Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago from 2012-2017. Her two primary research fields were education and defense and she has published extensively in both areas. Sheila held a joint appointment as an adjunct professor of economics and public policy at The George Washington University where she taught economics, statistics, and public policy at the graduate level for 25 years. This is her second offering of this course for ASC.