Paul M.A. Baker

Senior Director of Research and Strategic Innovation

Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D., is the Senior Director, Research and Strategic Innovation at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), and holds the rank of Principal Research Scientist with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Baker holds a Courtesy Appointment with the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, and an appointment as Adjunct Professor, with the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously he was the Associate Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U). Recent projects include e-accessibility and e-government implementation, innovation networks in higher education, education policy evaluation and educational technologies. Policy studies include barriers to the adoption of wireless technologies by people with disabilities, teleworking and people with disabilities; social media, online collaboration and virtual communities. He is also involved in international policy research, and collaborative policy networks, especially as it relates to issues of technological accessibility, workforce development and Innovation diffusion.

Baker holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, an M.P. in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He serves on the editorial boards of Assistive Technology Journal, International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC), Journal of Information Technology & Politics, The Journal of eWorking, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, and is on the review panels for ten other journals. His co-edited (with Jarice Hanson and Jeremy Hunsinger) volume, “The Unconnected: Social Justice, Participation, and Engagement in the Information Society” was published in 2013.Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D., is the Senior Director, Research and Strategic Innovation at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), and holds the rank of Principal Research Scientist with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Selected publications include:

Baker, P.M.A., Breznitz, S., Seavey, A., & Bujak, K.R. (2014). 21st century universities as drivers for innovation: the key facets of learning, research, and collaboration. In U. Hilpert (Ed.), Handbook On Politics And Technology. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Ltd: Routledge.

Harte, R.P., Glynn, L.G., Broderick, B.J., Rodriguez-Molinero, A., Baker, P.M.A., McGuiness, B., O'Sullivan, L., Diaz, M., Quinlan, L.R., & O'Laighin, G. (2014). Human centered design considerations for connected health devices for the older adult. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 4(2), 245-281. doi:10.3390/jpm4020245.

Duarte, A.R., Baker, P.M.A., & Sandulli, F.D. (2014). Un marco de análisis para la adopción de sistemas de gestión de aprendizaje en las universidades. Globalización, Competitividad y Gobernabilidad de Georgetown/Universia. 8(1), pp.124-140. doi: 10.3232/GCG.2014.V8.N1.07.

Moon, N.W., Linden, M.A., Bricout, J.C., & Baker, P.M.A. (2013). Telework rationale and implementation for people with disabilities: considerations for employer policymaking. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. doi:10.3233/WOR-131819

Sandulli, F.D., Baker, P.M.A., & López Sánchez, J. (2013). Can small and medium enterprises benefit from skill-biased technological change? Journal of Business Research, 66(10), pp. 1976-1982.

Lowe, S.A., Rodríguez-Molinero, A., Glynn, L. Breen, P., Baker, P.M.A, Sanford, J., Jones, B.D., & Olaighin, G. (2013). New technology–based functional assessment tools should avoid the weaknesses and proliferation of manual functional assessments. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 66(6), pp. 619-32. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.12.003.

Baker, P.M.A., Bricout, J.C., Moon, N.W., Coughlan, B., & Pater, J. (2013, February). Communities of participation: A comparison of disability and aging identified groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. Telematics and Informatics, 30(1), pp. 22-34.

Moon, N.W., & Baker, P.M.A. (2012, September). Assessing stakeholder perceptions of workplace accommodations barriers: results from a policy research instrument. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 23(2), pp. 94-109.

Baker, P.M.A., Bujak, K.R., & DeMillo, R.A. (2012). The evolving university: disruptive change and institutional innovation. In proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. Elsevier Procedia Computer Science. Vol 14 (pp. 330–335). Porto, Portugal.

Noonan, D.S., Baker, P.M.A., Seavey, A., & Moon N.W. (2011). Where the cathedrals and bazaars are: an index of open source software activity and potential. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 8(3).

Bricout, J.C., & Baker, P.M.A. (2010). Leveraging online social networks for people with disabilities in emergency communications and recovery. International Journal of Emergency Management, 7(1), pp. 59-74.

Baker, P.M.A., Hanson, J., & Myhill, W. (2009). The promise of municipal wi-fi and failed policies of inclusion: the disability divide. Information Polity, 14(1-2), pp. 47-59.

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