|Alma mater||Rice University|
|Doctoral advisor||Tim Cochran|
Harvey grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California and graduated California Polytechnic State University in 1997. She received her Ph.D. from Rice University in 2002 under the supervision of Tim Cochran. After postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she returned to Rice University in 2005 as the first female tenure-track mathematician there.
- Cochran, Tim D.; Harvey, Shelly (2008), "Homology and derived series of groups. II. Dwyer's theorem", Geometry & Topology, 12 (1): 199–232, arXiv:math/0609484, doi:10.2140/gt.2008.12.199, MR 2377249.
- Cochran, Tim D.; Harvey, Shelly; Leidy, Constance (2009), "Knot concordance and higher-order Blanchfield duality", Geometry & Topology, 13 (3): 1419–1482, arXiv:0710.3082, doi:10.2140/gt.2009.13.1419, MR 2496049.
- Cochran, Tim D.; Harvey, Shelly; Leidy, Constance (2011), "Primary decomposition and the fractal nature of knot concordance", Mathematische Annalen, 351 (2): 443–508, arXiv:0906.1373, doi:10.1007/s00208-010-0604-5, MR 2836668.