Keith Sawyer, Ph.D. Column:Group Genius Steps Towards the Science of Creativity

Dr. Keith Sawyer is a professor of psychology, education, and business at Washington University in St. Louis. He is one of the country’s leading scientific experts on creativity and innovation.  After receiving his computer science degree from MIT in 1982, Dr. Sawyer began his career with a two-year stint designing videogames for Atari.  He then worked for 6 years as a management consultant in Boston and New York, advising large corporations on the strategic use of information technology.  Dr. Sawyer is best known for his studies of jazz and improvisational theater groups.  His twelve books include “Group Genius” and “Explaining Creativity”, and he has published over 80 scientific articles.