Doris J. Shallcross, Ed.D., is Professor Emerita of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she directed the Graduate Program in Creativity. Her major work there was with doctoral candidates specializing in creative behavior. She is past president of the Creative Education Foundation and continues to serve as a consulting editor for The Journal of Creative Behavior. She continues to present at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, the annual conference of the Creative Education Foundation. She has published five books: Teaching Creative Behavior; three with Dorothy Sisk – The Growing Person, Leadership: Making Things Happen, and Intuition: an Inner Way of Knowing, and one with Rosalie Deer Heart, Celebrating the Soul of CPSI. She is also the author of numerous articles and a monograph on intuition. Dorie has done extensive work around the world in creativity, presenting at conferences and teaching at universities. For five summers she taught in the Masters’ degree creativity program at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Dr. Shallcross is a founding Board of Trustees member and spent 15 years of service – 11 as president - working with working with the Pioneer Performing Arts Charter School in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She served on the Massachusetts Charter School Association as well with three years as vice-president. She also serves on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Creative and Innovative Opportunities in Schools.