Saturday, November 12, 2011
Expert in Creativity Studies -- Gerald J. Puccio -- SUNY Buffalo
Gerard J. Puccio
Chair and Professor
Campus Address: Chase Hall 244 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald J. Puccio, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State; a unique academic department that offers the world's only master of science degree in creativity. Gerard has written more than 40 articles, chapters and books. His most recent book, co-authored with his colleagues Mary Murdock and Marie Mance, is titled Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Gerard received the State University of New York Chancellor's Recognition Award for Research Excellence and the President's Medal for Scholarship and Creativity.
Dr. Puccio is an accomplished speaker and consultant; he has worked with major corporations, universities, and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include Fisher-Price Brands, Sun Life Insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Synovate (Market Research Firm), New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations around the world, in such countries as France, England, Spain, Italy, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, and Canada. Gerard holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Manchester, England.
Dr. Puccio is an expert in creative problem solving (CPS), deferring judgment, and divergent thinking.