M.P., University of Virginia, Urban Planning
M.A., George Mason University, International Commerce and Policy
Paul Manuel Aviles Baker is Director of Research at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy, a Research Associate in the Technology Policy and Assessment Center (TPAC), Georgia Institute of Technology, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. He teaches courses in the areas of organizational leadership, public administration, information policy, state and local government, and research methodology. Baker is currently researching institutional issues involved in community information infrastructure development, municipal policymaking, and local government use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Previously he was an Assistant Professor with the School of Public Policy, and held a joint faculty appointment with the Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University.
His research experience includes studies based on combined survey research, and qualitative (focus and nominal group) approaches for both private and public sectors clients. He completed a Ph.D. in Public Policy at George Mason University, and holds an M.P. in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
Paul Baker was recently National Secretary of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), and is currently a consultant to several community groups on the role of information technologies for community building and development. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).