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Christopher Barlow

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Managerial Studies


Building & Room:

2510 UH

Office Phone:

(312) 355-2150



  • 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

Selected 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.

Notable Honors

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


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