Kirsten Richert

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Lecturer Continuing and Professional Studies krichert@pratt.edu 212.647.7199 p Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 2

Education

SIT, SYSTEMATIC INVENTIVE THINKING, TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL
Innovation Management Leader: 2012, 2009, Innovation Facilitator: 2007, Ideation Coach: 2005
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, TEACHER'S COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY
M.A., Education, 1998
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE, AMHERST, MA
B.A., African Studies & Women's Studies, 1990

Biography

Kirsten Richert is an innovation expert who consults with business and non-profit leaders on transforming results. Her teaching draws upon her experience in three core disciplines--business management, ideation methodology, and facilitation. Formerly Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Pearson, the world's leading educational textbook publisher, Kirsten oversaw the creation of breakthrough "digital-first" K-12 curriculum. Trained as a corporate on-call innovation coach, she helped teams plan new efforts, generate ideas, and execute on strategies. Now an innovation catalyst, Kirsten leads change efforts for organizations, especially in the areas of education and human development. She is particularly interested in organizations that integrate the arts into their work towards social change, such as the Alliance for Arts and Health New Jersey, Real Beauty: Uncovered, and The Barat Foundation.