Prof. Dr. Joel Schmidt
is Professor of English and Business English at the University of Applied Management, Germany. He leads the research area Creativity and Innovation in Education at the Institute for Creativity and Innovation. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he pursued undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta (B.A.) and the University of British Columbia (B.Ed.) and worked as a secondary school teacher in Vancouver before moving to Germany for further studies in the area Educational Science at the University of Munich LMU where he completed masters and doctoral degrees. He has held leadership roles in teaching and research as well as international development. Current areas of research include creativity in education, adventure and outdoor learning, educational management, and educational technology.