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.
Lisa Getzler EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lisa Getzler is Executive Director of Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, which is designed to create a culture of entrepreneurship across the university, promote innovative thinking, and foster the realization of entrepreneurial ideas in any field. Since 2001, she has served as Associate Director of Lehigh’s award-winning […]
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 CREATIVITY 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 finds Dr. Michael Lehman at the intersection of entrepreneurship, science, and higher education. Prior to joining the Lehigh University faculty, Lehman developed and grew new entrepreneurship programs at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College […]
Joshua W. Ehrig PROFESSOR of PRACTICE in ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT Joshua W. Ehrig has been fortunate to work with some amazing people and companies from inception to acquisition. His background includes extensive experience in management, finance, software engineering, and business development functions. As a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship, Ehrig teaches undergraduate courses focusing […]
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
Catherine Loikits PROGRAM MANAGER BAKER INSTITUTE Catherine Loikits is a program manager for Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and has been employed full time with Lehigh since 2004. Catherine also manages the LehighSiliconValley program and additional Baker Institute initiatives.
Jodie Johnson PROGRAM MANAGER TECHNICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MASTER’S DEGREE Jodie Johnson handles logistics and coordination for the Baker Institute’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree program. Jodie brings 20 years of experience at Lehigh University to the position, having worked for Lehigh’s Energy Research Center as publications and administration coordinator and secretary since 1993. She previously worked in […]
Erik Hummel ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Erik graduated from Ithaca College in 2008 with a B.A. in Culture and Communication. He has worked since graduation in the industries of hospitality, retail, and insurance before joining Lehigh University in 2015. Currently he is administrative assistant for Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, Integrated Product Development (IPD) […]