Arvind Singhal, Ph.D., is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Professor and Director of Social Justice Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso, and appointed (since 2009-2010) as the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow, Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas, and Professor 2, Inland School of Business and Social Sciences, Norway. He has published and researched widely on the positive deviance approach, and taught courses and implemented workshops on the positive deviance approach for educators, health practitioners, and business leaders in several countries of Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will soon be publishing a book in 2021 titled, The Art of Positive Deviance: A Radically Different Way of Solving the World’s Most Difficult Problems.
In this first of a four-part interview, Arvind shares the story of how a chance meeting with Jerry Sternin completely transformed his thinking about how to best spread innovations.
In this second of a four-part interview, Arvind shares how he was involved in the early applications of the concept of positive deviance to a host of other challenging issues, such as reducing MRSA infections in hospitals.
In this third of a four-part interview, Arvind discusses how common cultural stories often obfuscate solutions to difficult societal problems.
In this last of a four-part interview, Arvind discusses how changing narrative frames can take us to places to see possibilities that we would never have seen on our own.