Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Arpan Yagnik

Arpan Yagnik, Ph.D., has a motto that reads “Action inspired by Creativity.” Arpan feels that the notion of life being handed down to us, ironically, is getting narrower and constricted. We define ourselves, others, cultures, and experiences in small existence boxes that are bleak and despondent. Thus, he urges everyone to explore their world and defeat fear. His dream is to establish a Center for Creativity Enhancement to advance the role of creativity in societal development, change, and well-being. Arpan is a TEDx Speaker, author, and holds a faculty position at Penn State Behrend. Arpan is originally from India and has been in the U.S. for almost eight years. Of all the things he has done the hardest thing, he jokes, was learning how to do the Polka.