Faculty: Jessica Sharp, MPA

Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp, MPA

Adjunct Faculty, Organizational Psychology MA program 

Degree Institution
BA University of South Carolina
MPA University of Missouri
Current student Leadership PsyD program William James College


  • Use of Self

Research and Practice Interests

  • Trauma and the brain
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Empathy
  • Unconscious bias
  • Emotional intelligence


  • Leadership Greenville Graduate and Diversity Fellow with the Riley Institute.
  • Rising Star through the Association of Junior Leagues International.
  • One of Greenville’s Best and Brightest under 35 and a Talented Tenth Top 10 Young Professionals.

Concurrent Leadership, Service & Professional Activities

  • Founder and CEO of Sharp Brain Consulting (SBC). SBC works with public service organizations to provide organizational development support with a focus on neuroscience. She provides consulting services as well as training sessions.
  • Works with the YMCA of Greenville where she oversees a high school graduation program and serves as the fundraising coordinator for the teen services branch of the larger YMCA.

Community Involvement

  • Board member of the Greenville Theatre, a local theatre in Greenville, SC.
  • Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chairperson for the Junior League of Greenville.
  • Served on the Board of her local Junior League in several capacities.
  • Current member of the Governance Committee with the Association of Junior Leagues International.
  • Member of the Community Impact Cabinet with the United Way of Greenville County.
  • Volunteers with Meals on Wheels and local Guardian ad Litem program.
  • Chair of the City of Greenville’s Municipal Election Commission and served as a member of the GVL2040 Planning Commission.
  • Member of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital’s Community Advisory Committee.
  • Previously volunteered with the Greenville Chamber Young Professionals group and Pride Link.