2020 CREATIVITY BOOK: CALL FOR CHAPTERS & NOMINATIONS FOR JP GUILFORD AWARDS

Dear Colleague,

It is with an immense pleasure to invite you to submit a proposal for a chapter in the 2020 KIE Conference Book Series entitled “Creativity Research 1950-2020: Reflections on JP Guildford’s APA Presidential Address” to be edited by Dr Fredricka K. Reisman, Director of the Drexel-Torrance Centre for Creativity and Innovation and former President of the American Creativity Association.

The book will be published in June 2020, before the KIE Conference opens in Madrid, Spain, in July. As always, each conference registered participant will receive a free print copy; non-participants will access the book online.

The Conference will publish a four-page newsletter that showcases award-wining *authors – in addition to being recognised at the conference.

The deadline for submission of a 200-word summary of your proposed chapter is 15 January 2020. Notification of acceptance takes place as and when a proposer is received; but final (batch) notifications will take place between 30 January 2020. The absolute deadline for final chapter submission, camera-ready, is 30 April 2020. Publication date:  30th June 2020. The absolute word limit per chapter including references is 15,000. ALL tables, charts, and graphs must be CAMERA-READY and NO foot notes please. References should be APA. The book size is 16cmx23cm.

Additionally, KIE will make J. P. Guilford Lifetime Creativity Awards to individuals across the globe who have made very exceptional contributions to creativity and giftedness research/studies.  If you have an individual/s in mind who has made a ‘game changing’ contribution to our understanding of creativity and/or giftedness in the last 70 years, send us their CV plus a strong rationale for your nomination – to creativity[@]kiecon.org. The deadline to receive nomination is 30 March 2020.

Please send your proposed summary chapter to: creativity[@]kiecon.org.

If you are interested in the KIE conference (www.kiecon.org) or attending and participating in the 6th E. Paul Torrance International Roundtable on Creative Thinking, Reisman Diagnostics Creativity Assessment (RDCA) Special Interest Group, Alan, Nadeen, James Kaufman Research Symposium, or any of the KIE two other free in-filled events, please send enquiries DIRECTLY to kieteam[@]kiecon.org.

Best wishes
James Ogunleye, PhD
Chairman, 2020 KIE Conference

PS: *KIE Recognition Award for Best Papers [Awards Homepage]

The Best Paper Recognition Awards are presented to the individuals judged by the Creativity Experts Panel of the KIE International Advisory Board to have written the best papers appearing in the annual KIE creativity volume. The award criteria are:

*broad interest,

*clear and scholarly presentation,

*APA format,

*research or essay focus, and

*scholarly presentation.

Creativity Expert Panel & Awards Judges

Fredricka Reisman, PhD, President Emeritus, American Creativity Association Drexel University, USA & Professor Emeritus, Drexel University, USA

James Kaufman, PhD, President, American Creativity Association & a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, USA

Larry Keiser, PhD, Treasurer, American Creativity Association & Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education, Drexel University, PA, USA

Gerard Puccio, PhD, Department Chair and Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State University of New York, USA

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2019: Marking the 105 Birthday of the contemporary Father of  Modern Creativity: E. Paul Torrance

Editor: Fredricka K. Reisman, President Emeritus, American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. Honouring Father of Creativity E. Paul Torrance

Introduction: Fredricka Reisman

Chapter 1: Alan kaufman & James kaufman. A Father and Son Remember E. Paul Torrance

Chapter 2: Kristen Betts, Larry Keiser & Fredricka Reisman. Fostering a Dynamic Relationship with E. Paul Torrance Through Creativity & Neuroscience: Applications for Education and Industry

Chapter 3: Andrew Case. Creativity and Coping with Chronic Disease: Achieving Self-Awareness After Diagnosis

Chapter 4: Marilyn Fryer. Paul Torrance and the Relevance of His Work Today

Chapter 5: Dorothy A.  Sisk. Toward a Theory of Spiritual Intelligence: Developing Higher Consciousness

Chapter 6: David C. Sledge. The Creativity and Innovation of Frank Furness

Chapter 7: Kobus Neethling. Marking the 105th Birthday of the Contemporary Father of Modern Creativity: E. Paul Torrance

Chapter 8: Kathy Goff. E. Paul Torrance:  Mentor, Colleague and Friend

Chapter 9: Joan Franklin Smutny. Unleashing Creative Talent:  The Enduring Legacy of E. Paul Torrance

Chapter 10: Fredricka Reisman. E. Paul Torrance—My Teacher, My Mentor, My Co- Author, My Co-Researcher, My Friend, My Inspiration

Contributors

Andrew Case

Andrew Case is 2010 graduate of Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.  While studying at Temple University, Andrew was a walk-on member of the Varsity Football Team, where he earned a full scholarship and consistently received a spot on the prestigious Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.  Presently, Andrew works, full-time, at Drexel University as the Manager, Sales & Marketing, Athletics and is also enrolled at Drexel University working toward receiving an M.S. in Creativity and Innovation.  Outside of the classroom, Andrew is an abstract artist showing work at Corridor Contemporary Gallery in Philadelphia.

Alan S. Kaufman

Alan Kaufman is Clinical Professor of Psychology at Yale University Child Study Center (since 1997). He is a Penn graduate who earned his PhD under Robert Thorndike at Columbia University.  Alan worked closely with David Wechsler in the development of the WISC-R, and has published, with Nadeen Kaufman, numerous tests, including the KABC-II Normative Update, KTEA-3, and KBIT-2. The 1983 theory-based K-ABC, inspired by Paul Torrance’s introduction of cerebral specialization theory to Alan and Nadeen, has been translated and adapted throughout the world. Alan has published widely on the clinical and neuropsychological assessment of intelligence and has greatly impacted interpretation of IQ tests, especially Wechsler’s. His books include the 1979 landmark Intelligent Testing with the WISC-R and, more recently, Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment—2nd ed. (with Elizabeth Lichtenberger; 2013) and Intelligent Testing with the WISC-V (with Susie Raiford & Diane Coalson; 2016).  Alan and Nadeen co-edit the influential Wiley book series Essentials of Psychological Assessment.  Alan, a Fellow of four divisions of APA and of APS, is recipient of APA Division 16’s Senior Scientist Award (1997) and Division 5’s Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (2012).  Since 2012, first Fordham University, and now Gonzaga University, presents the Alan S. Kaufman Intelligent Testing Award at its annual Spring Assessment Conference. Alan’s greatest achievement is being James Kaufman’s father. Together they coauthored the 1995 book The Worst Baseball Pitchers of All Time.

David C. Sledge

David Sledge is a native of Durham, North Carolina who has worked in various architecture firms for over ten years, and taught architectural design, history, and theory courses for over ten years.  Sledge is a student at Drexel University in the Doctor of Education Program in Leadership and Change with a concentration in Creativity Studies.  His research focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration, dialogue, and creativity studies to restructure design education. Sledge holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ecole d’Art Americaines, and North Carolina State University.  Professor Sledge has lectured on numerous topics related to architecture such as Monumentality, Modernization of Paris, Tectonics, Louis I. Kahn, Urbanity, Architectural Representation, The Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Furniture Design, Philip Johnson’s estate, the movie “Blade Runner,” and Haute Couture.

Dorothy A.  Sisk

Dorothy A. Sisk, PhD, is a professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and she teaches the graduate courses in gifted education in the Teacher Education Department. She is an international consultant focusing on gifted education, leadership and creativity development, and former Director of the U. S. Office of Gifted and Talented in Washington D.C. Dr. Sisk was a co-founder and first President of the American Creativity Association, and a  co-founder and President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, serving as their executive administrator, and editor of Gifted International (1980-1990). She is author and co-author of 14 books and numerous chapters and articles, and serves on a number of national and international journals as a reviewer or editor.

Fredricka K. Reisman

Fredricka K. Reisman, PhD, is founder of Drexel’s School of Education and is Emerita Professor in the School of Education. Additionally, Dr. Reisman served as Assistant Provost for Assessment and Evaluation, Interim Associate Dean for Research of the Goodwin College, and currently is Director of the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation. Dr. Reisman received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Syracuse University. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr. Reisman served as Professor and Chair of the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia and as an elementary, middle school, high school mathematics teacher in New York State, and mathematics education instructor at Syracuse University. Dr. Reisman has an impressive record of external funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Department of Education, the PA Department of Education, and foundation support such as the Wallace Funds and the Anna E. Casey Foundation, to assist pre-and in-service teachers in developing their mathematics and technology skills both in regular and charter public schools including national projects. In 1984, Dr. Reisman headed the Drexel project management team for the Computer Applications in Teaching Program which was the first major effort to integrate computing into instruction in the Philadelphia high schools.

She recently completed her fifth year as ACA President (James Kaufman was installed ACA president in November 2017). She has worked with a team of instructional designers and software developers at Drexel to create simulations for pre and in service, teachers addressing school-age violence and classroom management. Dr. Reisman was a virtual keynote speaker at the KIE conference held in Riga, Latvia in July 22-15, 2014 (see http://www.kiecon.org/page3.html). She also presented virtually at KIE conferences in London, Istanbul, and Berlin. The recent KIE conference was at Drexel in Philadelphia with participants from the UK, Finland, and several US locations. Dr. Reisman received the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children E. Paul Torrance Award with the following statement:

Fredricka Reisman’s championing of creativity—as author, educator, test developer, and advocate—is consistent with Dr. Torrance’s spirit and wisdom. She has been the long-time president of the American Creativity Association. She is an active scholar who has written numerous books and articles about STEM, learning, and creativity. She has successfully obtained funding in excess of $13M over the last 15 years towards improving mathematics and science creativity in K-12 schools. Keeping up with the times, Dr. Reisman recently developed the mobile app the Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment. She worked extensively with Dr. Torrance at Georgia and continues to build off of his legacy. At Drexel, she founded the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, the first Center outside of the University that had Dr. Torrance’s personal permission to open.

James C. Kaufman

James C. Kaufman, PhD, is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. An internationally recognized leader in the field of creativity, he is the author/editor of more than 26 books, including Creativity 101 and the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity. Kaufman is the president of American Psychological Association’s Division 10, which is devoted to creativity and aesthetics. He is the founding co-editor of Psychology of Popular Media Culture and co-founded Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, both published by APA. He has won numerous awards, including the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Berlyne and Farnsworth Awards from APA, and Mensa’s research award.

Joan Franklin Smutny

Founder and Director of the Center for Gifted/Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity in Illinois, Joan Franklin Smutny is a teacher, speaker, and author and co-author of many articles and 21 books for teachers and parents including the anthology, Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6 (2009). Her Center offers creative programming to thousands of gifted students from Pre-K to grade 12. She is also editor of Innovate! and Torrance Journal for Applied Creativity—both online magazines for teachers and parents which she helped initiate in 2016.

Kathy Goff

Kathy Goff is the President of McGoff Creativity and Chief Creative Officer/Co-founder of Vast Learning Systems, a cloud-based edtech software company that focuses on creativity assessments and brain trainings. She earned a doctorate at the University of Georgia in Adult Learning and Creativity under Dr. E.Paul Torrance, the “Father of Creativity”. Kathy served as Torrance’s personal research assistant and collaborator for over 16 years. Goff and Torrance (2000) created the Abbreviated Torrance Test for Adults (ATTA), one of the first instruments to measure creativity in adults. She is an internationally recognized author, researcher, educator, patented inventor, consultant and entrepreneur with over 3 decades of experience researching the creativity of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Kobus Neethling

Kobus Neethling, PhD, is the founder of Kobus Neethling Institute Pretoria, South Africa. Dr Neethling began his walk with Paul Torrance in 1983. It is a journey they walked together from 1983-2003. Firstly, as his M.A. and then Post PhD professor at the University of Georgia. Torrance later became Dr Kobus Neethling’s mentor and advisor. Full details od Dr Neethling’s profile is available at the Kobus Neethling Institute’s website (https://kninstitute.com).

Kristen Betts

Kristen Betts, EdD, is a Clinical Professor in the School of Education at Drexel University. Dr. Betts has over 20 years of experience in higher education serving in key leadership positions within private, public, and for-profit institutions. Dr. Betts’ expertise is in higher education, online and blended learning, curriculum development, instructional design, and faculty development. Dr. Betts publishes and presents on online and blended learning, neuro-andragogy, Online Human Touch/high touch, transfer of learning, technology-enhanced learning, and Mind, Brain & Education science. Dr. Betts is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer, an instructor with the Online Learning Consortium, and grant reviewer for the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Dr. Betts has received distinguished national awards for her work in higher education and online learning. Dr. Betts has also been a keynote speaker at conferences and government-supported events in Sweden, South Korea, Canada, and across the United States.

Larry Keiser

Larry Keiser, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor and Executive Director of Special Projects, Communications & Administration for Drexel University’s School of Education. He has been with Drexel 32 years in various positions with a focus throughout on new program development, obtaining externally funded projects, and developing partnerships with Philadelphia organizations and schools. These programs, projects and partnerships promote alternative preparation pathways of K-12, STEM teachers, provide professional development toward school leadership improvement; enhance pre-service and in-service teachers’ and elementary/secondary students’ mathematics and science content knowledge; better incorporate appropriate technology into the K-16 teaching and learning process; and promote creativity and innovation in schools, the workplace and in life. Larry presents nationally and internationally on the need to infuse creativity and innovation into K-16 education. He serves as adjunct instructor in the School’s Creativity and Innovation Program for courses on the Foundations of Creativity.

Marilyn Fryer

Marilyn Fryer, PhD, is Chief Executive of UK registered charity, the Creativity Centre Educational Trust (CCET), which she co-founded with Caroline Fryer Bolingbroke to formalise the not for profits activities of their SME, The Creativity Centre UK Ltd. Having set up this charity they then handed it over to a Board of Trustees. Marilyn is a chartered psychologist, internationally published author and researcher specialising in creativity and human development. Before setting up the Creativity Centre UK and CCET, she was Reader in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University where she specialised in international research, course development and teaching in creativity development, developmental and cognitive psychology. Her work in the area of creativity grew out of her doctoral research into the views of 1028 UK educators on creativity, teaching and learning. This revealed highly significant intergroup differences in perceptions of creativity (between male and female teachers, those teaching different subjects, and teachers most and least oriented to creativity) which she found co-varied with preferred ways of teaching. Her findings have been published and presented internationally in various languages. This early research led her to develop a series of accredited undergraduate and post graduate awards in applied creativity which she taught for more than a decade and which were successfully accessed by several thousand students. More recently, she has been involved in examining higher degrees in creativity development for UK and Australian universities.

Her other work has included consultancy on creativity in education for the UK National Advisory Committee on Creativity & Cultural Education (NACCCE) led by Sir Ken Robinson, for the UK Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) on the creativity across the curriculum project (for the publication Creativity: Find it, Promote it! for all schools in England), plus consultancy on creativity development in education and in business for government departments in the UK and overseas. Marilyn has delivered various keynotes on creativity development for example in the UK, the USA (Torrance Lecture Series), Malaysia (Nobel Prize Centennial Exhibition) and Japan (Japanese Association of Educational Psychology) as well as in Eastern and Western Europe. And she played an active role in the European Year of Creativity & Innovation (EYCI).

Together with Caroline she has undertaken a number of EU- funded projects. A key aim is to contribute to the body of knowledge about creativity and its development and how this dove-tails with what is known about human development. Bringing these two fields of study together was her main motivation for co-founding the e-journal, Creativity & Human Development.

2018: Creativity and Innovation in STEM Education

Editor: Fredricka K. Reisman, Out-going President of the American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. Creativity and Innovation in STEM Education

Introduction: Fredricka Reisman

Chapter 1: James kaufman. creativity And stem: moving beyond the arts bias

Chapter 2: Christine Galib. Full STEAM Ahead: Conversations with Directors on Creating a Sustainable STEAM Culture

Chapter 3: Chris Wilson, Michael Brown & Peter Lennox. Engineering creativity: Exploring disciplinary difference as the basis for new pedagogical ideas

Chapter 4: Kathy Goff, Erik Guzik & Rex Jung. Digital Creative Problem Solving: The Beyonders Program

Chapter 5: Kuan-Chen Tsai. Cognitive Style, Creative Achievement, and Creative Environment

Chapter 6: Tara Grey Coste, Mary Anne Peabody & Laura Kathleen Personette. Making the Old New Again: Infusing STEM Education with Deliberate Creativity

Chapter 7: Fredricka Reisman, Bonnie Cramond, Rick Kantor & Darren Stoddart. The Power of Becoming Aware of Our Creative Strengths and Weaknesses—and How this Helped Us Cope with Life Changing Happenings!

Chapter 8: Darren Stoddart. Creativity and Connectedness on Rarotonga

Contributors

Bonnie Cramond

Bonnie Cramond is a professor of Educational Psychology/Gifted and Creative Education at the University of Georgia. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, editor of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, and a classroom teacher. Currently on the advisory board for the American Creativity Association, the Future Problem Solving Program International, and a member of the Japan International Creativity Society, she is on the review board for several journals and is a survivor of parenting two gifted and creative people. Bonnie has won several awards for her work, most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association in 2017.  An international and national speaker, she has published numerous articles and chapters and a book on creativity research, and teaches classes on giftedness and creativity. She is particularly interested in the identification and nurturance of creativity, especially among individuals considered at risk because of their different ways of thinking, such as those misdiagnosed with ADHD, emotional problems, or those who drop out.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is a member of the academic team in the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP) at Aston University in the UK and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Leading the development of teaching practice through accredited postgraduate qualifications and professional recognition schemes with the centre, Chris remains heavily involved with a range of institutional learning and teaching projects and in the wider sector. He is a classically trained violinist, composer and practitioner in the technological arts, and has published, and presented internationally on the subjects of creativity, artistry, project management, and education, over a twenty-year career in higher education.

Christine Galib

Christine Galib is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University and director of Entrepreneurship and Wellness Programs at The Village School, Houston, Texas, USA. After co-founding a successful investment management team on Wall Street, Christine Galib taught science, health & wellness, and yoga through Teach For America.  A nationally certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and yoga teacher, Ms. Galib founded Plan My Plate, a health & wellness consulting firm offering workshops on diet and exercise, stress management, mindfulness, and meditation.  Ms. Galib has given presentations on wellness in corporate, hospital, and university settings, and teaches classes on mindfulness and meditation at Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.  Ms. Galib also serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Bridges to Wealth, a social enterprise closing the wealth gap through teaching business literacy, entrepreneurship, and investing. Ms. Galib is thrilled to serve as Director of Entrepreneurship and Wellness Programs at The Village School.  She holds her A.B. from Princeton University and M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where she serves as an instructor.  She is pursuing her EdD in Educational Leadership and Management, with a concentration in Creativity and Innovation, at Drexel University.

Darren Stoddart

Darren Stoddart is active in music composition, visual arts, theatre arts, and new product development.  He has led creativity and design workshops at The Kansas City Art Institute, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, University of Notre Dame, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Darren started his professional career as an industrial designer earning six patents for his work. Today he is a Senior Director of Innovation and New Product Development at Masco Coatings, the maker of BEHR Paint and KILZ Primers.  He is currently working towards his Masters of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation through Drexel University, writing new material with his band, sculpting and carving South Pacific influenced artifacts, and building special effects, props, and sets for two local theatre companies.

Erik E. Guzik

Erik Guzik is co-founder and CEO of VAST: Next Generation Learning and executive director of the non-profit Virtual Problem Solving Program. Guzik received his PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research centers on the micro-foundations of creativity and software-based problem solving methodologies for improving learning outcomes and cognitive training. For his research into cloud-based learning and assessment, Guzik received the 2011 Creative Oklahoma Great Inspirations Award, the Oklahoma Journal Record’s 2012 Creativity Award, and Hewlett Packard’s 2012 Catalyst Showcase People’s Choice Award.

Fredricka K. Reisman

Fredricka K. Reisman, Ph.D. is founder of Drexel’s School of Education and is Emerita Professor in the School of Education. Additionally, Dr. Reisman served as Assistant Provost for Assessment and Evaluation, Interim Associate Dean for Research of the Goodwin College, and currently is Director of the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation. Dr. Reisman received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Syracuse University. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr. Reisman served as Professor and Chair of the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia and as an elementary, middle school, high school mathematics teacher in New York State, and mathematics education instructor at Syracuse University. Dr. Reisman has an impressive record of external funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US Department of Education, the PA Department of Education, and foundation support such as the Wallace Funds and the Anna E. Casey Foundation, to assist pre-and in-service teachers in developing their mathematics and technology skills both in regular and charter public schools including national projects. In 1984, Dr. Reisman headed the Drexel project management team for the Computer Applications in Teaching Program which was the first major effort to integrate computing into instruction in the Philadelphia high schools.

She recently completed her fifth year as ACA President (James Kaufman was installed ACA president in November 2017). She has worked with a team of instructional designers and software developers at Drexel to create simulations for pre and in service, teachers addressing school-age violence and classroom management. Dr. Reisman was a virtual keynote speaker at the KIE conference held in Riga, Latvia in July 22-15, 2014 (see http://www.kiecon.org/page3.html). She also presented virtually at KIE conferences in London, Istanbul, and Berlin. The recent KIE conference was  at Drexel in Philadelphia with participants from the UK, Finland, and several US locations. Dr. Reisman received the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children E. Paul Torrance Award with the following statement:

Fredricka Reisman’s championing of creativity—as author, educator, test developer, and advocate—is consistent with Dr. Torrance’s spirit and wisdom. She has been the long-time president of the American Creativity Association. She is an active scholar who has written numerous books and articles about STEM, learning, and creativity. She has successfully obtained funding in excess of $13M over the last 15 years towards improving mathematics and science creativity in K-12 schools. Keeping up with the times, Dr. Reisman recently developed the mobile app the Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment. She worked extensively with Dr. Torrance at Georgia and continues to build off of his legacy. At Drexel, she founded the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, the first Center outside of the University that had Dr. Torrance’s personal permission to open.

James C. Kaufman

James C. Kaufman, PhD, is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. An internationally recognized leader in the field of creativity, he is the author/editor of more than 26 books, including Creativity 101 and the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity. Kaufman is the president of American Psychological Association’s Division 10, which is devoted to creativity and aesthetics. He is the founding co-editor of Psychology of Popular Media Culture and co-founded Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, both published by APA. He has won numerous awards, including the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Berlyne and Farnsworth Awards from APA, and Mensa’s research award.

Kathy Goff

Kathy Goff is the President of McGoff Creativity and Chief Creative Officer/Co-founder of Vast Learning Systems, a cloud-based edtech software company that focuses on creativity assessments and brain trainings. She earned a doctorate at the University of Georgia in Adult Learning and Creativity under Dr. E.Paul Torrance, the “Father of Creativity”. Kathy served as Torrance’s personal research assistant and collaborator for over 16 years. Goff and Torrance (2000) created the Abbreviated Torrance Test for Adults (ATTA), one of the first instruments to measure creativity in adults. She is an internationally recognized author, researcher, educator, patented inventor, consultant and entrepreneur with over 3 decades of experience researching the creativity of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Kuan Chen Tsai

Kuan Chen Tsai received his PhD from the program of Organizational Leadership at the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) where he also worked as teaching and research assistant. He currently is an assistant professor in the Art and Design Department at the City University of Macau (CUM). He is the member of the American Creativity Association. He is also the author of numerous journal articles and several book chapters. His research interests include creativity, adult learning, organizational behavior, and art & design.

Larry Keiser

Larry Keiser is the Executive Director of Special Projects, Communications & Administration for Drexel University’s School of Education. He has been with Drexel 32 years in various positions with a focus throughout on new program development, obtaining externally funded projects, and developing partnerships with Philadelphia organizations and schools. These programs, projects and partnerships promote alternative preparation pathways of K-12, STEM teachers, provide professional development toward school leadership improvement; enhance pre-service and in-service teachers’ and elementary/secondary students’ mathematics and science content knowledge; better incorporate appropriate technology into the K-16 teaching and learning process; and promote creativity and innovation in schools, the workplace and in life. Larry presents nationally and internationally on the need to infuse creativity and innovation into K-16 education. He serves as adjunct instructor in the School’s Creativity and Innovation Program for courses on the Foundations of Creativity.

Laura Kathleen Personette

Laura Kathleen Personette combines creativity, empowerment, and youth leadership development with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in 4-H’s Community Central program in the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension. Laura began her career in youth leadership mentoring through service to AmeriCorps. She holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Southern Maine and is an alumnus of USM’s leadership development program in South Africa (The Montagu Project). Laura continues to work with The Montagu Project and is an adjunct professor for the Leadership Studies program.

Mary Anne Peabody

Mary Anne Peabody is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. Her professional training and experience span the fields of Clinical Social Work and Executive Leadership. Her research focuses on the impact of community engagement and facilitated communication, play therapy, and playful pedagogy. She has researched and published on the adaptation of Lego® Serious Play® in clinical supervision, training, and higher education. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She is a Past-President of the National Association of Play Therapy.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Music degree in the College of Arts, at the University of Derby in the UK. He holds diplomas in both Art and Music, a BSc (Hons) degree in Software Engineering, Mathematics and Music, and a Masters degree in Contemporary Composition, which combine to serve his interest in computer creativity. He is a Principal Researcher with over twenty-five years of teaching experience, an active artist, composer and musician. As well as maintaining his professional role, he is a member of the American Creativity Association and has presented his research in multimodal creativity internationally.

Peter Lennox

Peter Lennox PhD (University of York) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, teaching and researching in auditory perception and spatial psychoacoustics. He has a background in the oil industry, heavy engineering, corrosion engineering, and theatre and film production. He has lectured at University of York, Bretton Hall, Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Derby. He held the post of Director of the Signal Processing Applications Research Group (SPARG) at the University of Derby from 2003 to 2010. His has special interests in the philosophy of the scientific study of perception.  

Rex Jung

Rex Jung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico, and a neuropsychologist in private practice at Brain and Behavioral Associates, PC. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico and performed an internship at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author of over 100 research papers exploring the relationship between complex cognitive processes – including intelligence, creativity, and personality – and brain structure and function. He has been Principal Investigator on projects funded by the National Institutes  of Health, Templeton Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Rick Kantor

You know how some people always knew what they wanted to be? Rick Kantor wasn’t one of them. His eclectic path to teaching Creativity and Innovation at Drexel University is strewn with entrepreneurial ventures in product design for the Gift Industry, retail furniture stores in Manhattan, a decorative painting and mural business, an international Halloween manufacturing company which also designed exclusive headwear for famous Theme Parks and Cirque du Soleil. In between, he earned degrees in Psychology, Modern Dance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a 2015 Masters in Creativity and Innovation from Drexel University. AT LAST! Rick found his purpose in catalyzing creativity to others through teaching, public speaking, and consulting. Creativity is life…the rest is just details.

Tara Grey Coste

Tara Grey Coste is a Leadership and Organizational Studies professor at the University of Southern Maine. Her work focuses on refining the training processes that enhance creativity in teams and teaching individuals techniques to enhance leadership abilities in multi-cultural, multi-national environments. She has shared her work at venues around the world. She is a Visiting Scholar at Singapore Management University’s Wee Kim Wee Centre for Cultural Studies and Past-President of the American Creativity Association.  She is the founder of her university’s youth leadership development program in South Africa, The Montagu Project.

2017: Creativity, Innovation and Wellbeing

Editor: Fredricka K. Reisman, President of the American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. Creativity, Innovation and Wellbeing: moving along a continuous trajectory

Introduction: Fredricka Reisman

Chapter 1: Gareth Hughes & Chris Wilson. From transcendence to general maintenance: Exploring the creativity and wellbeing dynamic in higher education

Chapter 2: Fredricka Reisman, Helene Maliko-Abraham, Larry Keiser, Lori Severino & James Connell. The Power of Creativity Applied to Folks with Autism, Dyslexia and/or Dyscalculia

Chapter 3: Katherine Boutry. “Creativity Takes Courage” The Link Between Creativity Programs and Student Well-being in the Urban Community College

Chapter 4: Penny Hammrich, Jessica Cellitti & Jonan Phillip Donaldson. Empowerment and Creativity through Cooperative Controversy

Chapter 5: Tara Grey Coste & Carol Nemeroff. Magic, Madness, & Myth: Creativity Rediscovered

Chapter 6: Kuan-Chen Tsai. An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Personality, Cognitive Style, and Artistic Creative Performance among Chinese Undergraduates in Macau

Chapter 7: Hansika Kapoor & Anirudh Tagat. How Happy is a Creative Country? A Country-Level Analysis of Creativity and Subjective Well-Being

Chapter 8: Jennifer A. Quarrie. The Symbiosis of Creativity, Innovation, and Wellbeing

Chapter 9: Michael Brown, David Paterson & Chris Wilson. Auralising the Sublime: An Investigation into Creativity and Process in the Pursuit of Sonic Perfection

Chapter 10: Chris Wilson, Peter Lennox, Michael Brown & Gareth Hughes. How to develop creative capacity for the fourth industrial revolution: Creativity and employability in higher education

Chapter 11: George G. Moker. Creativity in Higher Education Institutions: Multi-disciplinary Curriculum from Concept to Launch

Chapter 12: Christine Galib. Being in the Present to Create the Future: Mindfulness as a Key for Unlocking Our Creative Potential

Chapter 13: Macarena-Paz Celume, Laurent Sovet, Todd Lubart & Franck Zenasni. The relationship between children’s creativity and well-being at school

Chapter 14: James C. Kaufman. Watching the Tides Change back to Good News: Reflections on Creativity and Well Being

2016: Creativity in Arts, Science & Technology

Editor: Fredricka K. Reisman, President of the American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. Knowledge and Creativity

Chapter 1: Fredricka Reisman. Introduction

Chapter 2: Hansika Kapoor, Anirudh Tagat & David H. Cropley. Fifty Shades of Creativity: Case Studies of Malevolent Creativity in Art, Science, and Technology

Chapter 3: Philip Dennett.The 4E’s Socratic Model—a framework to foster creativity in teams

Chapter 4: Fiona Patterson & Maire Kerrin. Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Person-Level Predictors of Innovation in the Workplace

Chapter 5: Michael Brown & Chris Wilson. A Cage for the Muse and the Limits of Invention

Chapter 6: Ivete Azevedo, Maria de Fátima Morais, Fernanda Martins & Bonnie Cramond. The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI): a Challenge for Creative Citizens

Chapter 7: Kathy Goff & Erik E. Guzik. The Universality of Creativity

Chapter 8: Kuan Chen Tsai. Examining the Relationship between Two Instruments of Individuals’ Creative Problem Solving—FourSight and Creative Problem Solving Profiles (CPSP): A Pilot Study

Chapter 9: Gavin Suss. Training Towards Innovation and Creativity: A Comparison Between Employees Attitudes

Chapter 10: Andrew Pringle, Paul T. Sowden, Carys Deeley & Sarika Sharma. Shifting Between Modes of Thought: a Domain-General Creative Thinking Skill?

Chapter 11: Jonan Donaldson. Alignment of Creativity Tools and Techniques with Theory and Research

Chapter 12: Peter Lennox, Chris Wilson & Michael Brown. Creative inhibition: how and why

Chapter 13: Chris Wilson & Michael Brown. Staying creative: creative technique, habit and experience

Chapter 14: Rick Kantor. Intelligence and Creativity Reconsidered

Chapter 15: Maura Ann Dowling. Learning Creatively in a Student-Managed Fund …355

Chapter 16: James C. Kaufman. Seven Decades Cracking the Creativity Code, Many More To Go

2015: KIE Handbook of Creativity

Editor: Fredricka K.Reisman, President of the American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. Evergreen Creativity

Chapter 1: Fredricka Reisman. Introduction

Chapter 2: Erik E. Guzik and  Kathy Goff. The Microfoundations of  Creativity: An Economics Perspective

Chapter 3: Bruce B. Rosenthal. “Preparing Students to Become Proactive Creative Managers:” Business Education as a Foundation for the Needs of  21st Century Business

Chapter 4: Rosamund Davies. Narrative as Creative Quest: The Hero’s Journey and Its Alternatives

Chapter 5: Hansika Kapoor and Azizuddin Khan. Double Negatives: The Dark Triad and Negative Creativity

Chapter 6:Tara Grey Coste and Carol Nemeroff. Crazy as a Fox: From Pathology to Productivity

Chapter 7: Chris Wilson and Michael Brown. Ambiguity, Uncertainty and New Realities: Perspectives of Creative Value, Utility and Authenticity

Chapter 8: Rick Kantor. Art As Open Source Intelligence

Chapter 9: Kuan Chen Tsai. Developing a Measurement for the Perception of Creative Learning Environments in

Chapter 10: Lingling Luo, Xuemei Deng,Chunfang Zhou. The Complexity of The Assessment of Creative Climate and Group Creativity

Chapter 11: Michael Brown and Chris Wilson. Conformity, Deformity and Reformity: Considering the Domain-idiolect Creativity Dynamic

Chapter 12: Terri A. Hasseler, Sandra Enos, Maura Ann Dowling & Robert E. Shea. Embracing a Creative Praxis: The Creativity Fellows Program at Bryant University

Editor: Fredricka K. Reisman, President of the American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. Application of Creativity in Business

Chapter 1: Fredricka Reisman. Overview and Application of Creativity to Enhance Innovation in Business and Education

Chapter 2: Nicholas M. Staich. The Root of Creativity: The Effect of Perspective on Creativity

Chapter 3: Stephen R. Grossman. Cruising to Aha!

Chapter 4: Don Ambrose. Invigorating Innovation and Combating Dogmatism Through Creative, Metaphorical Business Leadership

Chapter 5: Kuan Chen Tsai. A Review of Creativity in Entrepreneurship Literature

Chapter 6: Philip Dennett. A Socratic Approach to Managing Creativity in Business

Chapter 7: André P. Walton. The Individual Versus the Group—A unique approach to the origins of creativity

Chapter 8: Anna Walker and Mark Batey. Taking a multilevel approach to creativity and innovation

Chapter 9: Steve Halliday & Ben P. Fraser. Mystery, Surprise, and Discovery: The Neglected Power of Indirect Communication

Chapter 10: Tara Grey Coste & Cassandra Grey Coste. Marginalized?! The New Creative in the New Corporate Reality

Chapter 11: Michael Brown & Chris Wilson. Creative Dynamics: Artistic Production As A Model of Creative Interaction

Chapter 12: Julio C. Penagos-Corzo. Creativity as an Attitude: an Approach to the Origins of Creativity

Chapter 13: Steve Halliday. When “Ahead of His Time” Means “Behind the Eight Ball”

Chapter 14: Chris Wilson & Michael Brown. The Business of Invention: Considering Project Management in the Arts and Industry

Chapter 15: Elisabetta Frick, Stefano Tardini & Lorenzo Cantoni. Lego Serious Play applications to enhance creativity in participatory design

Chapter 16: Patrick A. van der Duin & Mike Shulmeister. Developing local policies for initiating and implementing creative-sector based cross-innovations: Findings from the Amsterdam-region

Editor: Fredricka K. Reisman, President of the American Creativity Association

Preface: James Ogunleye. ‘Strengthening the links in the knowledge, Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise Chain’

Chapter 1: Fredricka Reisman. Introduction to Creativity: Process, Product, Personality, Environment & Technology

Chapter 2: Sandra I. Kay. Designing Elegant Problems for Creative Thinking

Chapter 3: Michael Brown & Chris Wilson. Between Possibilities and Places: Cognitive Metaphor, Creativity, ART and Education

Chapter 4: Chimae Cupschalk. Assessing the Reconnection to Creative Strategies in Nontraditional Learners

Chapter 5: Margaret Murphy. “Generation Z” and Media & Arts Entrepreneurship Education: An Investigation of Creative Learning Issues and Opportunities

Chapter 6: Nathan M. Sachritz. Application of Creativity in Enterprise: Risky Creativity

Chapter 7: Jamie Leitch & Larry Keiser. Creativity as a Bridge for Synergizing the Goals of Business and Academia

Chapter 8: Chris Wilson & Michael Brown. Extending Realities: Creativity, Artistry and Technology

Chapter 9: Cassandra Coste & Tara Grey Coste. The Culturally Competent Creative in Complex Environments

Chapter 10: Terri Zobel. Empowering Functional Creativity through Creative Lifetime Learning Environments

Chapter 11: Dennie L. Smith. Blending Creativity and Problem Solving, 113

Chapter 12: Valery Keibler. The Transformational Decision to be a Creative

Chapter 13: Kuan Chen Tsai. Creative Teaching and Teaching Excellence

Chapter 14: Diane Rosen. What You DON’T Know Can Help: The Role of Uncertainty in Creativity