DIRECTOR, Administration and Programs
Lisa Getzler-Linn is Director, Administration and Programs of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation designed to create a culture of entrepreneurship across the university, promote innovative thinking, and foster the realization of entrepreneurial ideas in any field. From 2001 to present she has served as Associate Director of Lehigh’s award winning Integrated Product Development (IPD) program in which business, engineering and arts & sciences students work together to produce and market new products. Lisa also directs both the EUREKA! student entrepreneurship competitions and the Lehigh Entrepreneurs Network. Along with helping undergraduate students through the early stages of venture creation and product development, Lisa deals with intellectual property issues for student entrepreneurs, and develops assessment tools for student performance in multi-disciplined, team-based, experiential learning environments . The innovative assessment measures she developed for the IPD program have been recognized as best practices in assessment of student performance and have been disseminated and adopted by similar programs across the country through her publications and workshops/ presentations at national conferences. These works have been the basis for grant partnerships with peer institutions garnering NSF funding and have been recognized by ABET as a meaningful way to evaluate students in senior capstone design courses.
As an entrepreneur Lisa founded Open A New Window, a boutique interior design company and previous to that was a free-lance theatrical producer and director. She is a co-founder of two non-profit theatrical companies and served as a board member and advisor to a summer theatrical youth program.