Michael Hanchett Hanson, PhD founded and directs the Masters Concentration in Creativity and Cognition at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written about practical guidelines for creativity in education, creativity as an emerging social construction, and use
of ironic thinking in creative work.
Michael encourages his students to analyze the ideological functions of the concept of creativity and to participate in the ongoing construction of the concept by studying, evaluating and applying a variety of theories and practices. His pragmatic approach is informed by decades of first-hand experience in curriculum development and program evaluation for educational institutions, youth development programs, museums and