Dinesh Sharma

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Dinesh Sharma is a social scientist, entrepreneur and author with a Doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Pre-Medicine from Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Starting in 2018, he has been Director and Chief Research Officer at Steam Works Studio, an education tech start-up based in Princeton, NJ. He has served as an Associate Professor (adjunct) in Psychology and Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. He was an Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, SUNY-Binghamton; an Adjunct Professor in Organizational Psychology at Fordham University; senior fellow at Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Research, NYC; and a columnist for Eastern Eye, Asia Times Online, Al Jazeera English and The Global Intelligence among other syndicated publications.

Dr. Sharma has been a consultant in the healthcare industry for major pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device (e.g., Forest Labs, Wyeth, NDC Health, IMS Health, IRI and others) clients for almost ten years. He lives near Princeton, NJ, with his wife and two children.


PhD, Harvard University

MA, Loyola University

BA, Loyola University

Public Service

Manhattan Psychological Association, Board Member - New York

ICP, Member - New York

PCUN, Other - New York

Awards / Honors

Top Ten Black History Books 2012, ALA Booklist , 2012


Sharma, D. (2011). Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global Persident.

Sharma, D. (2021). The Cultural Psyche: Selected Papers of Robert A. LeVine on Psychosocial Science.

Sharma, D. (2013). The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century.

Sharma, D. (2016). The Global Hillary: Women's Political Leadership in Cultural Context.


SHARMA, D. (2021). The Cultural Psyche. Steam Works Studio, LLC