Mark Runco, Ph.D., received his B.A. from Claremont Men’s College and M.A. 
and Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School. His doctorate is in cognitive 
psychology. He taught at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, and California State 
University, Fullerton, and then joined the University of Georgia at Athens in 
2008. There, he was the E. Paul Torrance Endowed Professor of Creative 
Studies. He recently accepted a position as the Director of Creativity 
Research and Programming for Southern Oregon University. He has been 
Senior Editor of the Creativity Research Journal since its founding in 1989 
and is the co-editor of the second and third editions of the Encyclopedia of 
Creativity (Academic Press). His textbook on creativity, also published by 
Academic Press, appeared in 2007, was revised in 2014, and is being revised 
again in 2019. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 
National Association for Gifted Children. Author of approximately 300 books, 
chapters, and articles in the area of creativity, he is a Fellow and Past 
President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10 
(Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts).His empirical research 
focuses on divergent thinking and creative ideation.

Namgyoo K. Park

Professor of Business Administration
Namgyoo K. Park is the president of the Academy of Creativity in Korea.
He hasreceived two PhDs in the field of Management: one in Strategy 
from Seoul National University and the other in International Business and 
Management from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He lectured at NYU, 
the University of Miami and KAIST. He currently teaches at Seoul National 
University (SNU) since 2006. He has served in a variety of positions 
over the last eight years at SNU Business School, including associate deans, 
department chair, and program director. His primary area of research 
interest includes creativity and innovation, which began while he was 
investigating inter-organizational activities, such as collaboration and 
competition. He has published more than 20 papers in preferred 
management journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Creativity 
Research Journal, Journal of Management, Strategic Organization, 
and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He has been collecting creativity 
data at the individual, team, and organizational levels since 2007. To date, 
he has collected individual creativity data of 18,382 people in Korea and 
plans to increase this figure up to about 100,000 in the coming years. 
He also published several books, such as Strategic Thinking (2007), 
Creative Management (2016), Creativity Revolution (2018), 
Think Creative (2020), and Creativity with Random Combination 
Method (2021). At SNU Business School, he currently teaches 
"Creativity and Innovation" for the undergraduate and MBA programs, 
as well as a "Research Seminar on Creativity and Innovation" 
for the PhD program since 2007.

Ivonne Chand O’Neal

Senior Research Fellow
Ivonne Chand O’Neal is Senior Research Fellow at CTS and brings more 
than 25 years of experience in the fields of research and evaluation to 
the work of building equitable learning opportunities for children, youth, 
and families. She received graduate training in cognitive psychology 
with an emphasis on creativity and program evaluation, serving as a 
researcher on the Good Work Project, a collaboration between 
Claremont Graduate University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 
and Stanford University. She then served as an Associate Curator for 
the Museum of Creativity Project, followed by her work as Project Directo 
and Co-Investigator at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, 
where she studied creativity at the Cousins Center for 
Psychoneuroimmunology. Prior to joining CTS, she served as the founding 
Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for 
the Performing Arts where she designed the first center-wide research 
agenda comprised of more than 25 national and international research 
studies examining the positive impacts of the arts on society. Projects 
included examining the impact of such programs as Changing Education 
through the Arts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, National Symphony 
Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Scottish Ballet, Any Given Child, 
Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, Theater for Young Audiences, and the One Mic: 
Hip Hop Culture Worldwide Festival, and assessing accessibility to the arts 
for K-12 students living with disabilities. Through this work, she has 
presented and published widely on issues of artistic and imaginative 
development, arts access and equity, participatory evaluation, and arts 
assessment. Her book, Arts Evaluation: Measuring Impact in Schools and 
Communities, will be released by Palgrave Macmillan in Fall 2017.

Angela Kar

Senior Researcher
Angela Kar, Senior Researcher, is a current Ph.D. student at Seoul National University, in the field of Strategy and International Management. Previously, she completed a Master of Global Business at the University of Victoria in Canada, with modules extending to the following partner institutions: Montpellier Business School (France) and Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea). She also completed a Bachelor of Commerce with specialization in International Management at the University of Ottawa. Prior to entering her Ph.D. program, she served as a policy analyst in the Europe and Eurasia Bureau, as well as a marketing communications assistant in the International Education Division, at Global Affairs Canada.

Frank Loesche

Senior IT & Analytic Associate
Frank Loesche studies the process of Creative Problem Solving, and more 
specifically the Eureka moment. As a Ph.D. student, he examines that 
sparse and fleeting moment when solutions fall into place from different 
perspectives. His research project spans the fields of engineering, 
psychology, and creative arts and is situated within the interdisciplinary 
and international doctoral training centre "CogNovo" at Plymouth University 
(U.K.). Previously, he completed studies of Computer Science in Dresden, 
Brandenburg, and Berlin (Germany) with a Bachelor and a Master of 
Science degrees. He also worked for almost a decade as a Software 
Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES 
developing tools to analyze yield in the semiconductor industry. In his 
current research and daily work, he draws from his diverse theoretical 
and technical knowledge and his experience from artistic performances 
to understand the creative process.