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Theodore Edmonds

Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Research & Innovation



Theodore Edmonds is the Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Research & Innovation at University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) College of Arts & Media (CAM). Before coming to Colorado in 2021, Edmonds served at the University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Science where he founded and co-led the Center for Creative Placehealing—a culture, innovation, and entrepreneurship program at the intersection of public health and the creative industries. In addition to his work in healthcare and higher education, Edmonds is the co-founder of  Underestimated People of Purpose(UPOP), a for-profit public benefit organization that uses cultural wellbeing science to support quality improvement and strategic communications processes that humanize the future of work and spark inclusive innovation. Along with his husband, Josh Miller, Edmonds founded IDEAS xLab, an artist-run nonprofit that champions inclusion and belonging through creativity, art, and action.

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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