Date of Completion


Document Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Peter Taylor

Second Advisor

Lawrence Blum


This synthesis describes my journey as a student in the Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) Program and shows the impact the program has had on my life. I was able to fashion a future career for myself with the help of the courses I took along that journey. Finding the CCT Program in 1993 showed me a way to get beyond my bad undergraduate educational experience. My experience in the first two courses, Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking, was exhilarating. I was able to apply that experience and knowledge in dealing with the serious misfortunes of my family in Nigeria and building a family in Boston. The experiences when I rejoined CCT, which I describe course by course, have helped me to become a better thinker and a creative individual. I was able retrieve my long lost zeal for political activism and take the bold step of becoming an anti-corruption activist, beginning with a website dedicated to fighting corruption in Nigeria.