Shelley Carson, Ph.D. Research psychologist; lecturer, Harvard University

Shelley Carson, Ph.D. is a research psychologist and lecturer at Harvard University. Her work in the fields of creativity, psychopathology, and resilience has been published widely in both national and international scientific journals and has been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, and NPR.

She has won multiple teaching awards for her popular course 'Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students.' Since 2006, she has also served as a senior subject matter expert for the Department-of-Defense project afterdeployment.org, which provides innovative online mental health assistance to service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Carson’s new book titled Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life will be released by Jossey-Bass in fall, 2010.