Design Thinking Takes Center Stage

By John M. Eger John M. Eger, Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy is also the Inaugural Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation, and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU). The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU))...

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Acting Secretary of Education

John M. Eger Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy at San Diego State University (SDSU), was principal adviser to the President for telecommunications policy Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las...

Arts Based Learning of STEM Works Says NSF Funded Research Firm

John M. EgerDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Over the last three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Art of Science Learning to hold a number...

STEAM is here… to get it into Schools Will Take a Little Longer

John M. Eger :Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Last week, California Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts, convened a hearing "to examine...

I.D.E.A. Breaks Ground on a New Model of Art District

John M. Eger Become a fanDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy   Yesterday, a new model of art and culture district broke ground in San Diego on the first...

CALIFORNIA IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY – by John Eger

California in the Creative Economy (PDF) A White Paper Prepared For CREATE CA By John M, Eger Van Deerlin Chair of Communications and Public policy School of Journalism and Media Studies San Diego State University Fall, 2015...

Educating at the Intersection of Art and Technology

John M. Eger Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and work of Steve Jobs, founder of...

Surprise: A Renaissance of Art and Culture in the Robotic Age

John M. Eger Become a fanDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy This is Art in Education Week and a good time to talk about some news! While the last...

California, the Arts and the Creative Economy

John M. Eger  For the state that is home to Silicon Valley and high tech invention, to Hollywood and the single largest export in the world: theatrical films, it has always been a mystery why so few dollars were spent on the arts. In fact, the...

Arts Integration Works Says Portland’s “Right Brain Initiative

John M. Eger Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy The study released today tracking student progress over a 5 year period, was conducted by WolfBrown, a leading research and...