Dr. Shubam Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Sharma is a lifespan developmental psychologist with a particular interest in adolescent, young adult, and older adult populations. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in psychology and two minors (statistics and human development and family science). After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended the University of Florida to obtain her doctorate degree in developmental psychology.
She is a mixed-methods researcher, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate the factors that foster resilience in the face of life's inevitable challenges. Her work is guided by the life story approach which examines how people interpret and reinterpet memories of personal events of their lives as part of their life stories. Of particular interest is how people reflect back on memories of challenging events and how such memories can be recounted in psychologically adaptive ways. She has co-authored multiple publications investigating the resources that contribute to resilience across the lifespan and regularly presents her work at local, national, and international conferences. Dr. Sharma is passionate about mentoring students who share her interests in understanding how individuals of all ages can adapt to challenges and show resilience.