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Arizona State University administrator to give 2017 Torrance Lecture April 20

Punya Mishra, associate dean of scholarship and innovation at Arizona State University, will give the 2017 E. Paul Torrance Lecture April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Mishra, who also is a professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, will give a lecture titled “From the Swampy Lowlands of Practice to Unbearable Lightness of Theory: Navigating Creativity, Technology and Teaching.” The lecture is open free to the public.

Mishra, who additionally holds an affiliate faculty position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of educational technologies.

Sponsored by the College of Education’s Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, the Torrance Lecture brings scholars to UGA to discuss research and issues concerned with creativity. It was established in 1985 in honor of the native Georgian and pioneer in research on the identification and development of creative potential. He is most noted for the development of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, which are used worldwide.