Keith Sawyer

Dr. Keith Sawyer is the Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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 fourteen books include "Explaining Creativity" and "Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity", and he has published over 80 scientific articles.