Dr. Palmer Morrel-Samuels
Dr. Palmer Morrel-Samuels is a research psychologist with extensive training and experience in statistical analysis and assessment design. He received a Master of Arts degree in research methodology from the University of Chicago, as well as a Master of Philosophy degree and a Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Columbia University.
Morrel-Samuels has conducted research for IBM, the University of Chicago and Yale University and has been on the faculty at Columbia University and the University of Michigan Business School. He has lectured extensively on the use of surveys and assessments in the workplace, and has written articles for a broad range of publications including The Journal of Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Research Methods, The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Harvard Business Review.
Morrel-Samuels has written skill assessments and performance appraisals for Duke Energy, Xerox and EDS, several of which have been patented. He conducted a comprehensive job analysis for all 35,000 engineers in GM’s North American Operations, and has served as an expert witness in numerous cases (as discussed in his 2007 Docket article, cited below.) He has been an expert resource for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and he has briefed Congress on employee motivation and objective methods for evaluating employee performance.
Morrel-Samuels is currently president of Employee Motivation & Performance Assessment—a company dedicated to improving the lives of employees and enhancing corporate profitability simultaneously by measuring the statistical linkages between “soft” measures of the corporate culture and “hard” metrics of objectively measured performance.