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Christopher Barlow

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  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Director of Experiential Learning


  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, 1990
  • MS in Creative Studies, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1982
  • BA in Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1970


  • Consulting Partner, The Co-Creativity Institute, 1980-Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007-Present
  • Director of Experiential Learning, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007-2011
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004-2007
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, DePaul University, 2005-2007
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1993-2003
  • International Review Panel, International Journal of Creativity & Human Development, 2012
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Creative Behavior, 1988-present

Classes Taught

  • Leading Team Creativity
  • Strategy Development
  • Entrepreneurial Creativity and Planning
  • Organizational and Team Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Theory and Design
  • Ethics and Values Based Management
  • Global Innovation

Research & Publications

  • "Selecting and Adapting Facilitation Tools for Deliberate Creativity" in Rajah, Kanes. Business Creativity, Greenwich University Press 2007
  • "Creativity and Complexity in Cross Functional Teams" In Reddy, S. Effective Teamwork: Key Insights, The ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad India, 2005.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Favorite MBA Professor Award, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 2012