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Associate Director, Center for 21st Century Universities; Senior Research Scientist
Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D., is Associate Director at the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), holds the rank of Senior Research Scientist with the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Public Policy, and on the faculty of IPaT, the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), and the GVU Center at Georgia Institute of Technology, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 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 the institutional change in higher education, role of policy in advancing technology and universal accessibility goals for persons 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). His specific areas of interest includes: E-accessibility, higher education policy, e-government, digital government, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Communications Policy, Public Policy, Disability and Accessibility Policy, online and virtual communities, telework, e-learning, virtual collaboration, open source, communities of practice.