Larry Keiser


Larry Keiser, PhD, is Program Director for the Creativity & Innovation graduate and undergraduate programs and the Associate Director for the Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation in Drexel University’s School of Education. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor whose current research activities center on the creativity of individuals and their workplaces (K-16 education, corporate, and business), particularly emphasizing how the creative mindset of education leaders and corporate/business leaders relates to the entrepreneurial mindset and motivation. Dr. Keiser presents on these topics nationally and internationally, has served on the Board of the American Creativity Association, and Chairs both the E.P. Torrance International Roundtable on Creative Thinking and the Kaufman Family Research Symposium for the annual Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise (KIE) International Conference. Dr. Keiser has been extensively funded (US Department of Education, NSF, state organizations, and private foundations) to collaboratively design/implement national, state, and school/district partnerships. The partnerships supported alternative preparation pathways of K-12 teachers, professional development activities for pre-service and in-service teachers’ STEM content knowledge and pedagogy, and school leadership improvement programs; better integrating appropriate technology into PreK-16 teaching and learning processes; and promoting creativity and innovation in schools, the workplace and in life.