Former professor earns honorary Ph.D.

Former East Texas State University professor, Rob Lawton, was presented with an honorary Ph.D. in recognition of his achievements in advertising and education.

In 2012, Lawton was inducted as the inaugural member of The One Club Educators Hall of Fame. While he has spent many years in design studios throughout his career, his passion remained education. After joining Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia, he co-founded The Creative Circus in 1995, which is now renowned for its advertising and design programs.

Because of his teaching techniques, many budding artists have had amazing careers and each one has cited Rob Lawton as an inspiration. “Good isn’t good enough,” Lawton says. His work with The Creative Circus and his students’ work are the products of that devotion to excellence.