The faculty and staff of the Baker Institute bring a wealth of experience and domain expertise to the study and practice of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. They are a dedicated group of professionals with backgrounds and ongoing practice in founding start-ups, venture capital, technology commercialization, deal brokering and technology management, invention, Intellectual Property protection, entrepreneurship related governmental policy and successful exit strategies.
Todd A. Watkins
Dr. Watkins is the director of the University’s Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and director of Lehigh’s Microfinance Program. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked in Optical Design and Optical Manufacturing Engineering for the Eastman Kodak.
Ms. Getzler-Linn is the Administrative Director of Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation designed to create a culture of entrepreneurship across the university, promote innovative thinking, and foster
Pat J. Costa
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE
Mr. Costa is a Professor of Practice in the Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE) Honors Program at Lehigh University earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing from Penn State University. Costa is the primary instructor for the IBE Freshman Workshop,
Dale F. Falcinelli
’70, G’72, P’98
A seasoned market strategist and strong proponent of new venture creation; Mr. Falcinelli retired from a solo consulting practice spanning nearly three decades where he counseled many hundreds of CEOs/boards.
John B Ochs PhD
PROFESSOR ME & MECH, DIRECTOR IPD PROGRAM
Professor Ochs joined the Lehigh faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, was promoted to associate professor in 1983, and to full professor in 1990. He founded and directed the Computer-Aided Design Labs in the ME &
Marc de Vinck DEXTER F. BAKER PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE IN CREATIVTY Marc de Vinck teaches in Lehigh University’s master’s of technical entrepreneurship program. A professor of practice in mechanical engineering and mechanics, de Vinck was director of product development at MAKE magazine and a member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board. He has written numerous [...]
Michael S. Lehman PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE One will find Michael S. Lehman, professor of practice in Lehigh University’s technical entrepreneurship master’s program, at the intersection of entrepreneurship, science, and higher education. Prior to joining the faculty at Lehigh, Dr. Lehman developed and grew new entrepreneurship programs at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of the [...]
MANAGING DIRECTOR, DESIGN LABS
In addition to managing the Wilbur Powerhouse Prototyping Lab and the Chandler-Ullmann Wood Shop, Brian teaches courses in metalworking as well as prototyping and serves as an advisor to IPD teams. Returning to Lehigh (his alma mater) after completing the