This is the time of the year where many students start to feel their motivation dwindle, and their exhaustion levels rise. Some may even feel a lack of creativity or inspiration.
Through my position as a professor of creativity, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be a national and international speaker who has been to 34 countries, published numerous articles and chapters, a book on creativity research, and teach classes on giftedness and creativity. So, I have wonderful students all over the world with whom I stay in contact
I like to be involved as much as I can. I have 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 school teacher. Currently on the advisory board for the American Creativity Association, the Future Problem Solving Program International, the Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children, and a member of the Japan International Creativity Society, I am on the review board for several journals and a survivor of parenting two gifted and creative people.
I am proud to have received many awards for my work, such as the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Yes Award from the Future Problem Solving Program International, the Lifetime Beyonder Award from The South African Creativity Foundation, the E. Paul Torrance Creativity Award from Georgia Association for Gifted Children, the Bynum Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children, and the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Education, University of Georgia.