Fredricka K. Reisman, PhD is founder of Drexel’s School of Education and Professor Emerita in the School of Education (SOE). Additionally, Dr. Reisman served as Assistant Provost for Assessment and Evaluation, Interim Associate Dean for Research of the Goodwin College, is Director of the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, and Creator of the SOE Creativity and Innovation programs.
She received her PhD in Mathematics Education from Syracuse University. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, served as Professor and Chair of the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia and as an elementary, middle school, high school mathematics teacher in New York State, and mathematics education instructor at Syracuse University. She has an impressive record of external funding bringing her funding to more than $13,000,000 since 2002.
She is the author of several books including diagnostic teaching, teaching mathematics to children with special needs, elementary education pedagogy, mathematics pedagogy, and application of creativity and innovation to corporate situations. She has co-authored a trilogy of books with world-renowned creativity scholar and researcher, E. Paul Torrance, on teaching mathematics creatively. In addition to a nationally standardized K-3 mathematics test, she developed the Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment (RDCA), a self-report assessment of research-based traits of creative strengths. Dr. Reisman is the Recipient of the 2017 Torrance Award from the Creativity Network of the National Association for Gifted Children and was awarded the national 2002 Champion of Creativity Award by the American Creativity Association (ACA), was appointed to the ACA national Board, served as ACA Treasurer and just completed her 5th year as ACA President. She was a virtual keynoter at the KIE conference held in Riga, Latvia in 2014 (see http://www.kiecon.org/page3.html
); Istanbul, Turkey in 2015; the 2016 KIE conference in Berlin and the 2018 KIE Conference in Prague. She is the KIE conference book editor for KIE conferences in London, Latvia, Turkey, Berlin, the 2017 Philadelphia conference, and the KIE conference in Prague.
She loves plants and mentoring her students.