Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D.

Paul Baker

Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D., is Senior Director, Research and Strategic Innovation, at Georgia Tech's Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP).  He is a also a Principal Research Scientist with the Georgia Institute of Technology, holds a Courtesy Appointment with the School of Public Policy, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously, he was Associate Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U). He has taught courses in the areas of political science, disability policy, public administration, information policy, and state and local government policy making. He is currently researching institutional change and innovation in higher education, the role of policy in advancing technology and universal accessibility goals for people with disabilities; the operation of communities of practice and online communities in virtual environments, and institutional issues involved in public sector information policy development, and state and local government use of information and communication technologies (ICT’s).  Baker holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, an M.P. in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia, and a MTS (Theology) from Emory University. He has served as chair of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America’s (RESNA) Government Affairs Committee, and as a member of the executive committee of NARRTC (National Association of RRTCs). He serves on the editorial boards of ten journals, and his co-edited volume “The Unconnected: Social Justice, Participation, and Engagement in the Information Society” was published in 2013 by Peter Lang Publishing.