Desiree Isis Sharpe


Desiree Sharpe leads the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) scoring workshops. She also is the primary contact for Torrance Center professional development events and is currently developing a structured Professional Learning program that focuses on teaching for creativity. Additionally, Dr. Sharpe organizes the annual Torrance Center Summer Institute (TCSI) - a weeklong professional development experience - that offers a variety of topics about optimal pedagogical practice relevant to educators, administrators, and policymakers.

Areas of Expertise

  • Creative problem solving
  • Education programming
  • TTCT


  • Creativity, resilience, & healing
  • Cognitive warm-ups
  • Creative classrooms


  •  Ph.D. in Psychology, 2014
    University of Georgia
  •  M.A. in Psychology, 2007
    Northern Arizona University
  •  B.S. in Psychology, 2005
    Northern Arizona University


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