Larry Keiser, PhD, is the Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor for the Creativity & Innovation MS degree and Certificate Programs at Drexel University. Dr. Keiser has teamed with other Drexel faculty to be extensively funded (US Department of Education, National Science Foundation, PA Department of Education, private foundations) for promoting creativity and innovation in schools, the workplace and in life. This includes developing and and maintaining partnerships with education organizations, school districts and schools toward designing and implementing national and regional programming that supports alternative teacher preparation pathways for K-12, STEM teachers. Of particular focus is the need of attracting and retaining teachers of color and teachers in high need, STEM subject areas to teach in urban environments – while overcoming the financial and other economic and societal barriers that typically impeded their recruitment. He also designs and implements creativity and innovation workshops and professional development activities toward: school leadership improvement; enhancing pre-service and in-service teachers' mathematics and science pedagogy and content knowledge; and better integrating appropriate technology into the K-16 teaching and learning process. Dr. Keiser's current research areas involve creativity and innovation in individuals and the workplace (K-16 education, corporations and business) with specific focus on how the mindset of education and cororate/business leaders relate to the entrepreneurial mindset.