Economics professor Todd A. Watkins was named executive director of the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise.
Watkins, who has a deep interest in international and economic matters, was the founding executive director of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh. He also co-founded the Integrated Product Development (IPD) program at Lehigh.
He has served as principal adviser for dozens of entrepreneurial startup companies as well as international, development-oriented organizations started by students. Watkins succeeds Rich Aronson, who retired.