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Jo A. Yudess

Jo A. Yudess, Ed.D.

(716) 878-3209
Campus Address: Chase Hall 231

Dr. Jo Yudess is an adjunct assistant professor in the International Center for Studies in Creativity, and she is currently the ICSC distance coordinator of the master’s program. She is owner/president of United Innovations, an organization development consulting firm primarily training people in organization development, creative problem solving and facilitation skills in the United States and Brazil. She has taught a variety of courses as an adjunct faculty member in other colleges in the Buffalo area, taught online courses in Maine and Massachusetts, and in a Ph.D. program for the University of the Virgin Islands where she is currently dissertation chair for two students. She was managing editor for 11 years of the Journal of Creative Behavior, a publication of the Creative Education Foundation for which she is also an adjunct faculty member and colleague, and has received their Distinguished Leader Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education, chemistry and mathematics; and a Master of Science degree in creative studies and personnel administration from Buffalo State. Her Doctor of Education degree in executive leadership is from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. In 2017, she received the Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. She has received five Faculty Appreciation Awards from Campus Life and six Outstanding Service-Learning Class Awards from Civic and Community Engagement as well as receiving the Mid-Career Faculty Award for Community Engagement in 2019. She is a Service-Learning Fellow and an Open SUNY Fellow. She is a peer reviewer of instructional technology for MERLOT, and a peer review editor for The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation.


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International Center for Studies in Creativity

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Chase Hall 244 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
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