Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth White Baker is a teacher, researcher, inventor and mom.  While zealously working her first year as an assistant professor of information systems and entrepreneurship, a chance encounter with a senior electrical engineering faculty member developed into an idea to evolve an undergraduate research invention into a commercially available life saving device.  Four years later, this device is available to save the lives of miners trapped underground as the result of rock implosions and collapses.  Even more unexpectedly, two years subsequent the underlying technology adapted to help one of the world’s poorest countries with one of its most significant environmental problems…with elephants.  All from the mouths of babes…

Baker grew up in Virginia, and has lived in North Carolina since 2010. She teaches Management Information Systems at Wake Forest University Schools of Business and is an active researcher in the field. She is also the principle member of the MATTS group, a group dedicated to the development of youth sports devices that enhance character development.