Elaine Perignat’s current research interests focus on Creativity, creative cognitive processes, and creative problem solving pedagogies in STEM curriculum. As a PhD student, Elaine is a graduate assistant and teaches first-year courses for the School of Education, is a member of AERA, and is involved in various student activities on campus.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Elaine earned a BS in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MEd degree from Temple University. As an undergraduate, Elaine also enrolled in Semester at Sea, circling the globe by ship to study the art, history, and culture of 10 different developing nations. Elaine began her professional career in higher education where she was inspired to design and develop courses on innovation and creative thinking. These experiences have ultimately prepared and motivated Elaine to aspire towards the completion of a doctoral degree.