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Joe Costanzo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research

Expertise: Immigration, migration, Integration policy and indicators, Estimating immigrant status (and the foreign born), Overseas Americans, Immigrants and ethnic minorities in Europe (Belgium), Community, Urban studies

Currently, Costanzo is developing his research agenda into the recruitment and retention of immigrant talent into the United States. He is also researching the understudied population of Americans living overseas as well as exploring the role of socio-cultural events in immigrant integration. Previously, Costanzo served for more than ten years as a social scientist and policy analyst in immigration for the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

David Hart

Professor of Public Policy

Expertise: Immigration policy, immigration and the work force, Immigration and entrepreneurship and innovation

Hart teaches courses on U.S. immigration policy and international migration and public policy. His research on immigration, innovation, and entrepreneurship has been published in a number of scholarly journals and was the focus of a 2011 forum at the Brookings Institution. He is currently at work on a book on U.S. immigration policy and global talent flows.

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Mahesh Joshi

Associate Professor of Management

Expertise: Corporate entrepreneurship, Spread of new technology, and Strategy formation and implementation

Joshi's research interests include spread of new technology and its relationship to strategic change in an organization as well as links between new technologies and the phenomenon of corporate entrepreneurship. In the past, he has focused on manufacturing firms but his recent focus has been on technology service organizations (TSOs). Additionally, he has researched in the area of business continuity planning, corporate governance, global strategy, and deregulation of telecom firms.

Prior to joining Mason in 2002, Joshi was an associate professor at the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University. He received his PhD in strategic management and international management from Temple University. He holds a BS in mathematics and operations research from Bombay University (Mumbai, India).

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

Dae Young Kim

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Immigrant entrepreneurship, Second-generation immigrants, Korean Americans, Asian Americans

Kim teaches courses on international migration and racial and ethnic relations. His research on immigrant integration, particularly the integration of children of immigrants, has been published in a number of scholarly journals. In his current book project, Kim is examining the evolution and transnationalization of the Korean community in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781,

James Witte

Research Director, Institute for Immigration Research and Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Research methods especially survey research and the analysis of large longitudinal data sets, identifying the economic contributions of immigrant workers

Witte currently leads research for the newly created Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), which focuses on the economic contributions of immigrants in the U.S. workforce. Current projects include the mapping of immigrant entrepreneurs by geography and industry as well as the unique contributions of immigrants as Nobel Laureates or Major League Baseball All-Stars. Witte teaches graduate classes in research methods and survey research.

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James Wolfe

Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Expertise: Entrepreneurship, emerging growth firms

Wolfe is a management executive, consultant, and attorney with 25 years experience helping emerging growth firms. He is the CEO and co-founder of J Street Consulting, a Washington, D.C., firm providing strategic marketing for new products, markets, and companies. He also serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and assistant professor of management in the School of Management at George Mason University.

Wolfe specializes in new ventures and organizations undergoing dramatic transitions, both large and small. He has been a founder, director, or consultant to more than 50 early-stage firms in a wide range of industries including the Internet, software, biotechnology, international trade, telecommunications, legal services, real estate, manufacturing and retailing.

Wolfe is a past director of the National Entrepreneurship Foundation, the National Business Incubation Association, and is a former Trustee of Indiana University. He also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, where he taught courses on business planning, venture capital, and international entrepreneurship.

Jim Wolfe holds a BS, MBA, and JD, all from Indiana University.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,