Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) tapped School of Public Policy Adjunct Professor Paul M.A. Baker as its Associate Director. The Center functions as Georgia Tech’s experimental “laboratory for fundamental change in universities” with a mission “to foster and accelerate the invention, validation, adoption, and deployment of disruptive ideas in higher education.”
Formerly the Director of Research at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) housed in the IAC School of Public Policy (SPP), Baker brings to his new role expertise in communication and social media policy, educational technology and institutional change, online communities, and e-accessibility and disability policy. He is on the faculty of IPaT and the GVU Center at Georgia Tech and continues as the Project Director of Policy Initiatives for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Workplace Accommodations.