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Roger L. Firestien, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor Chase Hall 214
Office: (716) 878-6223

Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the

Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, he has presented programs in
creativity to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally ranging from major fortune 500
corporations, government agencies, universities, associations and churches.

Dr. Firestien is an associate professor and senior faculty at the Center for Applied Imagination
at Buffalo State University and President of Innovation Resources, Inc. He guest lectures at the
University at Buffalo School of Medicine.

Roger is the author of six books, including Leading on the Creative Edge and Why didn’t I think
of that? His latest book: Create in a Flash: A leader’s recipe for breakthrough innovation is
available worldwide.

His expert views on creativity have been reported in Fast Company, Forbes, Investor’s Business
Daily, INC and The New York Times.

You can find his new nine-part video series on innovation on the Open-Sesame on-line learning

Dr. Firestien’s seventh book: Solve the REAL problem, is scheduled for release in early 2023.