John Baer is a professor of educational psychology at Rider University. His research on the development of creativity and his teaching have both won national awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Berlyne Prize and the National Conference on College Teaching and Learning’s Award for Innovative Excellence. His books include Being Creative Inside and Outside the Classroom; Creativity and Divergent Thinking: A Task-Specific Approach; Creative Teachers, Creative Students; Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse; Reason and Creativity in Development; Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will; and Essentials of Creativity Assessment. He has been a teacher and program director in gifted education and served as a regional director in the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving program.