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.
Amy White COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Amy White is the Baker Institute’s communications specialist. She manages communications for the Institute and its affiliated programs, including LehighSiliconValley, the Technical Entrepreneurship master’s and the Integrated Product Development program. Amy coordinates PR campaigns; manages and creates content for blogs, social media and websites; and produces press releases, articles, newsletters, brochures [...]
Ms. Brinker is Coordinator for Lehigh University’s Integrated Product Development (IPD) program. She joined the IPD program on a part-time basis in 2008. In 2010, she became full-time, providing support to faculty, staff, students and senior peer mentors in the program.
Ms. Headman is a coordinator for Lehigh University’s Baker Institute. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University and has been employed full time with Lehigh since 2004. Catherine provides additional support to the IPD Program.
Jodie Johnson COORDINATOR TECHNICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MASTER’S DEGREE INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE WORKSHOP Jodie Johnson handles logistics and coordination for the Baker Institute’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree and International Undergraduate Workshop: Combining Entrepreneurship, ESL & Innovation programs. Jodie brings 20 years of experience at Lehigh University to the position, having worked for Lehigh’s Energy Research Center as publications [...]
William Forster ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS William Forster’s research interests include entrepreneurial decision making, founding partnerships, and business ethics. He has published papers on these topics in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Management Education. He [...]
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Dr. Ochs’ courses include methods of policy analysis, public administration, nonprofit administration & social entrepreneurship, globalization and social policy, and the politics of mental health policy. She received a PhD in political science from the University of Kansas,
Mark Orrs DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE After 6 years as a candidate in the PhD in Sustainable Development Program at Columbia University, Mark Orrs began as Professor of Practice and Director of Sustainable Development at Lehigh University in August 2012. His primary research interests have been in African [...]