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JMS Professor Appointed as SDSU Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation

July 01, 2016

JMS Professor Appointed as SDSU Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation Professor John Eger has been appointed by the provost as the inaugural San Diego State University Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation. Professor Eger is currently the Lionel Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communication and Public Policy, as well as Director of the Creative Economy Initiative. He teaches in JMS and in the SDSU Honors Program. Previously, he was a presidential adviser on telecommunications policy and also senior vice president of CBS, where he was responsible for worldwide enterprises, opening China to commercial television. He writes regularly for The Huffington Post on the subjects of creativity, innovation, education, and economic development.