Don Perini, M.F.A.

Professor Don Perini, Professor of Creativity and Innovation at The School of Business & Innovation at Cornerstone University, and the Director of Creativity and Innovation Honors Institute, believes that the most effective way to preparing his students for their careers is to bridge the gap between knowledge and skills by engaging in useful projects, problem-based learning, Yoda Sessions and personal mentoring. By teaching skills in creativity and innovation, he equips students to become lifelong learners, master adapters and problem solvers who have developed the empathetic and collaboration skills needed in today’s marketplace. He received the Teacher of the Year Award at Cornerstone University in 2006.

In addition to teaching, Professor Perini travels the nation shaping the way educators, writers and entrepreneurs think about creativity and innovation. His newly released book, “Emerge,” encourages individuals to practice creative habits in order to produce meaningful work.