NHIA Faculty

Shelley Carson

MAT Faculty


phone - (603) 836-2544
email - ShelleyCarson@nhia.edu

Shelley Carson received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 2001. In addition to teaching at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Dr. Carson continues to teach and conduct research at Harvard in the areas of creativity, resilience, and psychopathology. Her work has been published widely in national and international scientific journals and featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, and NPR. She is the author of the award-winning book Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life (Jossey-Bass; 2010), and co-author of Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Unhappiness a Problem (Hazelden; 2013), which received an award for excellence in medical writing. Dr. Carson recently served as a consultant for the Department of Defense to help develop online self-help services for military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health issues. She considers it a privilege to consult with individuals, organizations, and groups of all sizes to enhance their creativity and resilience skills.