J. Michael Fox, M.S., is a lecturer and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator at the ICSC. Additionally, he designs and delivers workshops on creativity and innovation for the public and private sectors as well as for inventors, designers, and educators. He has worked with a variety of companies and organizations including: the American Society of Landscape Architects, IBM, Fisher-Price Toys, Proctor & Gamble, and colleges and universities across the country. His textbook, Exploring the Nature of Creativity, examines the multifaceted nature of creativity and how to nurture it in yourself. Mike's diverse background includes experience as a corporate executive, landscape architect, prairie restoration consultant, author and airline pilot. Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in Creative Studies from Buffalo State College.
Creativity 101: Myths about Creativity (video) | Creativity 101: 4 Ps of Creativity (video) | Profile in Creativity (podcast) | 2009 Faculty Research Presentation (video)
Fox, J.M. & Fox, R.L. (2010). Exploring the Nature of Creativity. (3rd Ed.) Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
Puccio, G.P., Cabra, J. F., Fox, J.M. & Cahen, H. (2010). Creativity on demand: Historical approaches and future trends. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing. 24, 153–159.
Fox, J.M. (September, 2010) Critique questions. ICSC Blog
Fox, J.M. (October, 2010) Osborn’s personal papers. ICSC Blog
Fox, J.M. (July, 2010). Creative Studies Student Course Organizer: Facilitation Strand, version 7, Buffalo, NY: International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State.
Puccio, G., Burnett, C., Cabra, J., Fox, J.M., Keller-Mathers, S., Murdock, M. & Yudess, J. (2008a) (Eds.), Integrating inquiry and action: International conference on creativity and innovation management second community meeting conference proceedings Book 1. Buffalo, NY: International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State.
Puccio, G., Burnett, C., Cabra, J., Fox, J.M., Keller-Mathers, S., Murdock, M. & Yudess, J. (2008b) (Eds.), Integrating inquiry and action: International conference on creativity and innovation management second community meeting conference proceedings Book 2. Buffalo, NY: International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State.
Fox, J.M. (1999, Fall). What is Creative Studies and Why Should You Care? PRSSA Newsletter. Buffalo State College.
Fox, J. M. (1998, Spring). The Community Connection. In FASE to FASE. (B. Sackmary, Ed.). Buffalo State College.
Fox, J.M. (1989). Az Innovaciokutatas Szamitogebazisu Nyilvantartasi Rendszere. A Kreativitaskutatas Uj Utjai. (Magyari Beck Istvan, Ed.). [Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Research Organisation]. Budapest, Hungary.
Fox, J.M. (1988). Computer Based Innovation Resources: A Computer Based System of Citations and Annotations of the Periodical Literature on Creativity. [Master’s thesis] Buffalo, NY.
Fox, J.M. (1984). Prairie Cookbook: A Technical Guide for Prairie Restoration in Minnesota. Stillwater, MN.
Fox, J.M. (1976). The Built Environment: A Directory of Landscape Architecture Projects in the Twin City Area. [unpublished catalog] Saint Paul, MN.
Papers and Presentations (selected, 2000 to present)
Fox, J.M. (June 2006). The history and development of the CPS model a presentation at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY.
Fox, J.M. (November 2007). Complexity, Competition and Change: The Three C's of Reality for Every College Student. A presentation to the students at Edinboro University for "Jim Miller Celebration of Teaching Day", Edinboro, PA.
Fox, J.M. (March 2007). Conceptions of Creativity. A presentation to designers in all disciplines at the request of The College of Design, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Fox, J.M. (March 2007). Creativity Styles and Processes. A presentation for the Singapore chapter of the American Creativity Association.
Fox, J.M. (March 2007). An Introduction to the Western View of Creativity. A presentation to students in the Creative Thinking course at Singapore Management University, Singapore.
Fox, J.M. (June 2006). Results of the 33-Year Follow Up of the Creative Studies Project. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Creative Problem Solving Institute, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
Fox, J.M. (October 2005). Position Paper on the goals and needs of the Creative Studies Department for the Legislative Hearing on Higher Education held at Buffalo State College.
Fox, J.M. (September 2005). Applied Creativity. A presentation at the Great Lakes Innovation Exchange Conference, Cleveland, OH.
Fox, J.M. (June 2005). The Impact of Creative Studies Courses on Retention of EOP Students at Buffalo State College. Buffalo, NY.
Fox, J.M. (April 2005). The Genome of Creativity Research. A rationale and prototype of an ontology of creativity. European Conference on Creativity (CREA). Sestri Levanti, Italy.
Fox, J.M. (March 2005). Beyond the Boundaries of Intelligence –Better Ideas Through Creativity. A presentation for the Northeast and Middle Atlantic Region of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS), Regional Conference, West Point Military Academy.
Fox, J.M. (May 2004). Combining creativity and literacy for the Pan-American School. (Colegio Panamericano). Bucaramanga, Colombia, SA. A presentation to administrators and faculty on the rationale, development and implementation strategies for improving literacy skills in the classroom.
Fox, J.M. (November 2003). Critique Questions: An Affirmative Judgment Technique for Design and Art Teachers. National Association of Gifted Children Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Fox, J.M. (June 2003). Using Affirmative Judgment: How to Screen, Select, Polish & Investigate Ambiguous Ideas. 48th Annual International Creative Problem Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY.
Graduate creativity courses taught (2000 to present)
2008: International Community School in Abuja, Nigeria.
2007: American School of Tegucigalpa, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
2007: Singapore – faculty of the Singapore American School.
2004: Kaduna International School in Kaduna, Nigeria.
2003: Colegio Panamericano, Bucaramanga, Colombia.
2001: Colegio Panamericano, Bucaramanga, Colombia.