The Ariadne’s Thread that has led me through the maze of life has been my commitment to the creative personality and the value of creative expression to the development of a culture based on difference and diversity. For most people, I have meant the creative life is the most rewarding and authentic and often the most difficult. For me, living the creative life is where I find meaning.
I am thankful for being named a Teacher of the Year at New York University (NYU) where I have taught for over 15 years. I am the co-author of the evaluation criteria for the (Buckminster) Fuller Challenge which is considered to be “socially-responsible designs highest award.” I am the creator of the Fuller Challenge Fellowship Program for young socially-responsible designers. As a designer, I have won two awards.
I was a Public Policy Fellow at the United States National Academy of Science in Washington D.C., where I worked on policy related to the value of the creative practices to American culture and prosperity. I have also evaluated 10’s of millions of dollars of grants for the United States Government.
I was a visiting scholar at the United States Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and am a co-founder of the Cultural Information Lab at Pratt Institute where I taught graduate school for seven years.
I have presented my ideas and led workshops both domestically and internationally. For a partial list of my keynotes, curations, invited presentations, workshops, seminars, print publications, and higher education courses click here.