Bonnie Cramond, a professor in the College of Education’s educational psychology department, was recently named to a group of six national advisors by the Innovation Collaborative, a national forum that fosters creativity, innovation and lifelong learning through research and effective practices.
Known as Research Thought Leaders, the group is comprised of nationally known researchers who integrate innovation thinking in the sciences, arts, humanities, cognition and creativity with education.
The advisors’ efforts and conversations will stimulate further research on how the intersections of the arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) can promote creative thinking in K-12 and out-of-school-time learning settings.
As a Thought Leader, Cramond will network with numerous organizations working with the Innovation Collaborative, including the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, the Congressional STEAM Caucus and many more.
Cramond’s expertise is in creativity, especially in education. She is particularly interested in the identification and nurturance of creativity in individuals with emotional problems, ADHD and students who drop out of school. Her recent work, funded by the National Science Foundation, is directed toward infusing creativity into the STEM areas.