Dr. Cyndi Burnett is an Associate Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State. She implements the Center’s efforts to “ignite creativity around the world,” and her work includes projects such as: developing online 3D creativity labs, connecting communities of creative thinkers via social media, and designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Everyday Creativity.

Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Burnett was a professional actress. Having performed in many stage productions, she realized that she had developed a passionate interest in the underlying processes involved in creation. This realization led to her studying creativity at the ICSC and ultimately gaining her EdD in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from the University of Toronto.

Her research interests include: understanding creativity in a hyper-connected world, holistic approaches to Creative Problem Solving, creative thinking in higher education, and the use of creative models and techniques in children. She was recently featured in an article in the New York Times titled, Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline.

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