Dr. Parnes is Professor Emeritus and founding Director of the Center for Studies in Creativity at State University College at Buffalo. He attended the first CPSI in 1955. Soon after, he began working with Alex Osborn and since has become a major figure in the field of creativity. He helped to develop the Creative Problem Solving phlosophy.
Source Book for Creative Problem Solving : A Fifty Year Digest of Proven Innovation Processes ISBN 093022292X