On March 24, approximately 50 faculty and staff members from diverse disciplines and backgrounds participated in a 3-hour special TH!NK workshop facilitated by Dr. Keith Sawyer. Dr. Sawyer walked faculty through the creative process and challenged participants with engaging, creativity-building activities.
Dr. Sawyer is a professor of education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After receiving his computer science degree from MIT in 1982, he began his career designing video games for Atari. From 1984 to 1990, he was a principal at Kenan Systems Corporation, where he worked as a management consultant on innovation technologies. In 1990, Dr. Sawyer began his doctoral studies in psychology, where he studied creativity with Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of best-selling books such as Flow and Creativity). Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1994, he has dedicated his career to research on creativity, collaboration, and learning.