A headshot of PhD in Creativity candidate Andy Carlson.

PhD in Creativity

PhD candidate Andy Carlson is a planner and analyst based in Washington, DC.


The 9/11 Commission suggested the intelligence community “…find a way of routinizing, even bureaucratizing, the exercise of imagination.” This can be done by shaping the environment through leadership involvement and other mechanisms to create and cultivate a culture of creativity/innovation within the workforce. Carlson's dissertation proposes to create a model through the study and comparison of a “creative enterprise” and the bureaucracy, paying special attention to the leadership dynamics and respective work cultures. 

Andy Carlson