MEET THE STAFF

The technical entrepreneurship master's degree staff come to the program with experience in diverse industries. They contribute their creativity and training to the program's management, coordination, recruitment, and promotion.

Lisa getzler-linn, Director, administration and programs

Lisa Getzler-Linn is director of administration and programs for Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. The institute fosters a culture of entrepreneurship across campus and promotes innovative thinking and recognition that entrepreneurial ideas can occur in any field. From 2001 to the present she has served as associate director of Lehigh’s award-winning Integrated Product Development (IPD) program in which business, engineering, and arts and sciences students work together to produce and market new products. Getzler-Linn also directs the EUREKA! student entrepreneurship competitions and the Lehigh Entrepreneurs Network.

In addition to helping students through the early stages of venture creation and product development, Getzler-Linn deals with intellectual property issues for student entrepreneurs and develops assessment tools for student performance in multi-disciplined, team-based, experiential learning environments. 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.

Jodie johnson, coordinator

Jodie Johnson handles logistics and coordination for Lehigh University's Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Program and International Undergraduate Workshop, working with the programs' students and faculty.

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 several other positions, including 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.

amy white, communications specialist

Amy White manages communications for Lehigh University's Baker Institute and its affiliated programs, including the Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Program, LehighSiliconValley, International Undergraduate Workshop, and Integrated Product Development program. 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. She serves on the board of the Society for Values in Higher Education. 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, contributed to three books, published poetry and essays, and plays in various musical ensembles, including an all-viola quintet.

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