Playing with Creativity

Dr. Cyndi Burnett


Dr. Cyndi Burnett is an Associate Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, a Master of Science in Creativity, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, all of which she uses to help “ignite creativity around the world.” Her research interests include: the use of creative models and techniques with children, creative thinking in higher education, and current trends in creativity. Her work includes projects such as: working with educators to bring creative thinking into the classroom, connecting communities of creative thinkers via social media, and designing and running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Everyday Creativity.

Dr. Burnett is devoted to creating engaging lessons in education. In addition to teaching creativity professionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo, is a Learning Advisor for, and is a consulting editor for the Journal of Creative Behavior. Dr. Burnett was featured in an article in the New York Times titled, “Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline.” She is the co-editor of the Big Questions in Creativity book series and co-author of the books Weaving Creativity into Every Strand of Your Curriculum and My Sandwich is a Spaceship: Creative Thinking for Parents and Young Children.