Future Problem Solvers Board
Sarah Sumners
2018 – 2020


Sarah E. Sumners is an associate research scientist and interim director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia, where she teaches graduate courses on giftedness and creativity in the department of educational psychology. Dr. Sumners leads creativity trainings at the state, national, and international level, and has authored several journal articles, book chapters and publications on creativity. She has also written and received several grants to fund research and programs. She is a member of several professional, research, and teaching organizations and is on the review board for several journals. In addition to over 15 years of experience at the higher education level, she is also a former high school teacher of the gifted. Dr. Sumners holds a M.Ed. in gifted studies from Mississippi University for Women and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mississippi State University.