MEET THE STAFF

The Technical Entrepreneurship Master's Degree staff bring years of experience in diverse industries to the program. They contribute their creativity and training to the program's management, coordination, recruitment, and promotion.

Jodie johnson, PROGRAM coordinator

Jodie Johnson handles coordination and logistics for Lehigh University's
Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Program, working with the program's students and faculty. Jodie works closely with students and applicants on a daily basis, assisting with applications, course registration, purchasing, curriculum materials, campus visits, and more.

Jodie brings more than 20 years of experience at Lehigh University to her position, having worked for Lehigh's Energy Research Center as publications and administration coordinator and secretary since 1993. Previous experience included working as an administrative assistant for Northeast Tier Ben Franklin Technology Center. Jodie has experience with small businesses, as the daughter of small business owners and a former co-owner of her own businesses.

Lisa getzler-linn, CO-EXECUTIVE Director

Lisa Getzler-Linn is co-executive director for Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, which offers the Technical Entrepreneurship program in partnership with the university's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lisa helps students through the early stages of venture creation and product development, deals with intellectual property issues for student entrepreneurs, and develops assessment tools for student performance in multi-disciplined, team-based, experiential learning environments. Since 2001, she has been associate director of Lehigh’s award-winning Integrated Product Development (IPD) program in which business, engineering, and arts andsciences students work together to produce and market new products. Getzler-Linn also directs the EUREKA! student entrepreneurship competitions and the Lehigh Entrepreneurs Network.

As an entrepreneur, Lisa founded Open A New Window, a boutique interior design company, and was a freelance theatrical producer and director. She is a founding member of two nonprofit theatrical companies and served as a board member and advisor to a summer theatrical youth program. At Lehigh, she was honored for her role in supporting student entrepreurship with the Hillman Exempt Staff Award in 2011. She was named to Lehigh Valley Business's Women of Influence List in 2014.

amy white, communications specialist

Amy White manages communications for Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and its affiliated programs, including the Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Program, Integrated Product Development, and LehighSiliconValley. She provides marketing and recruitment assistance for the Technical Entrepreneurship program.

Amy began her professional life as a journalist, reporting for newspapers throughout California on topics as far ranging as courts and crime to home and garden. Her articles and columns won awards from several journalism associations. During her last five years in newspapers, she covered the religion beat, which paved the way for a new professional role in higher education when she became outreach coordinator for the Center on Religion & the Professions at University of Missouri.

White fell in love with working in higher education and went on to lead communications for Lehigh University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and Lehigh Nanotech Network before joining the Baker Institute. White has a B.A. in American Studies and minor in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California, Davis. She has been a freelance writer and media relations consultant and contributed to three books. In 2014, her PR and media relations work for the Technical Entrepreneurship program won a Bronze Award from the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania.

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