Ron Edwards is the Director of the Program Research and Surveys Division with the Office of Research, Information and Planning at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As Division Director he performs three major functions for the Commission: the supervision of the Employer Survey Collection system that collects employment data from all employers with more than 100 employees, the provision of analytic support to class investigations and the conduct of program research. He is also the co-author of a number of research reports issued by EEOC that utilize EEO-1 data and is available on that web site. This includes, "Retail Distribution Centers: How New Business Processes Impact Minority Labor Markets", "High End Department Stores, Their Access to and Use of Diverse Labor Markets", "Diversity in Law Firms" and "Glass Ceilings: The Status of Women as Officials and Managers in the Private Sector". He holds a PhD in Government and Public Administration from the American University.