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 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 25 years of experience at Lehigh University to her position, having worked for Lehigh's Energy Research Center as publications and administration coordinator 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 is 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 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.