Honour Roll: KIE Conference Recognition Award for Best Papers

The aim of the KIE Conference best paper recognition award is to recognise excellence of papers published in the KIE Book Series. The award is open to author and co-authors of all papers published in the KIE Books – in the category of knowledge, creativity, innovation and enterprise. Best papers in each category of field are selected by members of the conference International Advisory board based on the shortlist drawn up by book editors. On behalf of the 2016 KIE Conference International Advisory & Review Board, it gives me a great pleasure to announce the winners of the KIE Conference Recognition Awards for ‘best papers’ published in the 2017 KIE Conference Books Series.

Category: Creativity

1st (tie)
Gareth Hughes & Chris Wilson (University of Derby, UK & Aston University, UK respectively): From transcendence to general maintenance: Exploring the creativity and wellbeing dynamic in higher education.

Hansika Kapoor & Anirudh Tagat (Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai, India): How Happy is a Creative Country? A Country-Level Analysis of Creativity and Subjective Well-Being.

Katherine Boutry (West Los Angeles College, USA): “Creativity Takes Courage” The Link Between Creativity Programs and Student Well-being in the Urban Community College.

On behalf of the KIE Conference International Advisory & Review Board and its collaborating partners, American Creativity Association (ACA), and Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, Drexel University School of Education, I extend my congratulations to all the winners and I say a big well done to all the authors and co-authors in this volume.

James Ogunleye, PhD, FRSA

Chairman, 2017 KIE Conference


Creativity Expert Panel & Awards Judges

Fredricka Reisman, PhD, President, American Creativity Association Drexel University, USA & Professor Emeritus, Drexel University, USA

James Kaufman, PhD, In-coming President, American Creativity Association  & a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, USA

Larry Keiser, Treasurer, American Creativity Association & Director of Special Projects & Certification Officer, Drexel University, USA

Gerard Puccio, PhD, Department Chair and Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State University of New York, USA

Collaborating Partners: American Creativity Association, Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, Drexel University School of Education

KIE17 Co/Authors of Best Paper Awards   

Chris Wilson (UK) Gareth Hughes (UK) Anirudh Tagat (India)
Hansika Kapoor (India) Katherine Boutry (USA)

KIE16 Co/Authors of Best Paper Awards



Seth Agbo (Canada)  Jonan Donaldson (USA)  David H. Cropley (Australia)
Chris Wilson (UK) Peter Lennox (UK) Michael Brown (UK)
Hansika Kapoor (India) Anirudh Tagat (India) Deryn Graham (UK)
Muhammad Shariat Ullah (Bangladesh) Minhajul Islam Ukil (Bangladesh)


KIE15 Co/Authors of Best Paper Awards   

  Gillian Hilton (UK) Helen J. Tyler (UK)  Rick Kantor (USA)
 Angelica M. Baylon  (Philippines)  Erik E. Guzik (USA)  Eduardo Ma R Santos (Philippines)
Kathy Goff (USA) Michael Brown(UK)  Chris Wilson (UK)
Martin M. Ujakpa (Ghana) Rajesh Arora (India) Mame A. Dwemoh (Ghana)
Samuel K. Fianko (Ghana) Isaac K. Nooni (Ghana)


KIE14 Co/Authors of Best Paper Awards   

Jaroslaw Oczki (Poland) Tatiana Gavrilova (Rusia) Artem Alsufyev (Rusia)
André P. Walton (USA) Don Ambrose (USA) Chris Wilson (UK)
Micheal Brown (UK) Garvin Suss (Israel)  Deryn Graham (UK)


KIE13 Co/Authors of Best Paper Awards   

 Chris Wilson (UK) Micheal Brown (UK)  Margaret Murphy (USA)
 Christian Chileshe (Zambia)  Emma O Brien (Ireland)  Ileana Hamburg (Germany)
Ravn Elkjær (Denmark)  Irina Neaga (UK)  Yuqiuge Hao (Finland)



 Ebru Caymaz   (Turkey)  Metin Karademir  (Turkey) Ugur Yozgat (Turkey)
 Cassandra Coste (USA)  Tara Grey Coste (USA) Jamie Leitch  (USA)

Larry Keiser (USA)