Two PhDs. Over 20 books. Research, writing, and creativity coaching and courses. I am an educator. That means I know how to help people understand stuff, shift their mindset, and apply what they learn to their real world.
Two PhDs. The first one was in science at Oxford. The last one was about how to support creativity. I understand research; I understand qualitative research. I learned the hard way. I'm a career course designer and instructor. I've devised ways to help others think about qualitative research and master its techniques, through online courses. I help PhD students around the world.
I have a formula for supporting creativity. It is not what you think. It is fresh, original, and utterly logical. It comes from my research on how to support creativity. I have a PhD in creativity. I'll help you support your team's creativity, or figure out what is holding you or others back.
I've written over twenty nonfiction books for adults and children. Edison's Concrete Piano has been translated into two languages and was optioned for film. I've written magazine articles, academic articles in both science and education, textbooks. I am co-editor of two current book projects, and have a draft of a book about body hair and a memoir, both have been supported by government grants. I am a writing teacher, have initiated and managed numerous writing groups. I'm an educator. I know how to teach people complex skills. I specialize in shifting thinking. I love coaching people about writing.
I am an innovative curriculum developer specializing in online teaching and learning who has experience in postsecondary, K-12, public education, and industry settings. I have developed programs, courses, and a gazillion effective learning activities. My first projects were with CD-ROMs, which tells you all you need to know about how long I've been doing this. I have combined my expertise (and passion) for critical thinking, creativity, and communication with the design of online pedagogy that builds competencies, not just attempts to transfer information.
Very good conversation with Judy. She was immediately aware of what im trying to accomplish and had many good suggestions to get me started.