Faculty Ismet MamnoonIsmet Mamnoon is a graduate from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College. She is also a certified as facilitator for Polarities, FourSight and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  As a facilitator, Ismet believes in empowering individuals with the ability to use creative thinking in order to help them realize their potential and use their own expertise to address challenges within their field of work, and their personal lives. Her contribution to this work is her ability to make creativity accessible and relevant to all.

As a self-professed “Parentologist” who has been writing about parenting for over 36 year she was invited to speak about parenting at a TEDx event and her talk is featured on Ted.com. Ismet is the founder of the Beyonder which launched the first ever international creativity program for middle and high school students.  The Beyonder also provides training and resources for educators and parents across the world.

Besides her commitment to fostering the next generation of creative thinkers Ismet works as a facilitator for creative thinking, innovation and leadership development within the corporate arena and also with social and economic development organizations. In her role as faculty, she also teaches graduate level courses in creativity, facilitation and change leadership in the USA and abroad.

Ismet has authored several books, a Parenting tool kit and created card decks related to her work in the field of creativity.  She also creates online courses. Ismet has received the Firestien Family Creative Achievement award, the President’s Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student at Buffalo State and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for her work in creativity.