Posts Categorized: Announcements

Creative Education Foundation Elects Gregory Shoemaker to the Board of Trustees

(Boston, MA – 11/7/2017) –The Creative Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to present Gregory Shoemaker as a new member of the Board of Trustees. CEF’s Board of Trustees is an international board, with members from the United States, Canada, and India. Many CEF Trustees are professional creativity trainers working with institutions ranging from GE to Wikimedia. Trustees also include the owner of an award winning marketing firm and a retired CEO and CFO with expertise in consulting small businesses and nonprofits. Board recruitment includes a rigorous vetting process that matches organizational needs with individual talents, with a particular focus on developing a leadership team vested in and exemplary in the values of CPS. CEF is a nonprofit organization, and the CEF Board of Trustees is a 100% giving board. Born, raised and residing in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Shoemaker is President and Founder of Global Wellness Solutions, Inc. Acting as the parent company, Global Wellness is the catalyst responsible for the creation, launch, and success behind several social enterprise companies and brands such as Screen Rescue, ARCA, and Flo Athleticwear; which funds free fitness and mentorship programs for local Buffalo kids. He is also the President of ARCA, which began as a […]

Creative Education Foundation Elects Karen Lynch to the Board of Trustees

(Boston, MA – 11/3/2017) –The Creative Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to present Karen Lynch as the newest member of the Board of Trustees. CEF’s Board of Trustees is an international board, with members from the United States, Canada, and India. Many CEF Trustees are professional creativity trainers working with institutions ranging from GE to Wikimedia. Trustees also include the owner of an award winning marketing firm and a retired CEO and CFO with expertise in consulting small businesses and nonprofits. Board recruitment includes a rigorous vetting process that matches organizational needs with individual talents, with a particular focus on developing a leadership team vested in and exemplary in the values of CPS. CEF is a nonprofit organization, and the CEF Board of Trustees is a 100% giving board. Karen is the Senior Director of Qualitative Research at InsightsNow, a research firm that offers a human-centered, behavior-driven approach and works collaboratively with industry partners to gain insight and direction, accelerating innovation and business success. A 2016 winner of NextGen’s Disruptive Innovator award, Ms. Lynch’s innate curiosity, passion for creative problem solving, and unique perspective spark excitement and lead R&D, Marketing and Consumer Insights teams to breakthrough thinking, ideas and opportunities. […]

JCB Impact Factor Continues to Climb

We are pleased to announce the 2016 impact factor scores for the Journal of Creative Behavior (JCB).  Our 2-year impact factor is 1.853 and our 5-year impact factor is 3. These numbers represent the cites in 2016 to articles published in the previous 2- and 5-year periods, divided by the number of citable articles published during those same time periods. The JCB is categorized as a psychology journal, and the high range of rankings in this category is 2.  The bottom line – more people around the world are citing articles from the JCB for their scholarship on creativity.

The Parnes Fellows at CPSI

Our Parnes Fellows had amazing things to say about CPSI this year. It was described as “mind blowing” and a means of “meeting lots of people from around the globe while making new friends.” One Fellow noted that CPSI was not only useful in helping her understand the CPS process but it also taught her many other things and helped her grow psychologically and emotionally. Excited to see where these bright minds will lead us in the future.

CEF Announces the Ruth B. Noller Research Grant

CEF is proud to announce the launch of the Ruth B. Noller Research Grant to foster and support emerging, paradigm-shifting research with high potential for impact in the field of creativity, creative education studies and/or creative thinking by recognizing an individual or team engaged in such research. Application forms including eligibility and prize information will be available on our website later this month with winners being announced in December.