Marlowe Embree, Ph.D.

Marlowe C. Embree, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, where he developed psychology courses in the areas of careers, religion, death and dying, and leadership. Embree is an expert in survey research and design, statistical analyses, content analyses and psychometrics. He also heads a consulting firm specializing in 3 soft-skills training, outplacement and employment interventions.

He is the author of the book, Self-Managing Your Career, and was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow in 2004 and Student Government Association Professor of the Year in 2011 and 2015. Recently published articles include: Presidential Personas, Historic Cycles; Mediating Political Differences.

Skills and capabilities

  • Research design, including quasi-experimental designs
  • Statistical analysis, including analysis of variance, factor analysis, cluster analysis, path analysis, multiple regression, discriminant function analysis
  • Design of research questionnaires and outcome measures
  • High-level writing abilities
  • Group training
  • Team building
  • Content analysis of narrative data
  • Psychometrics (formal psychological measurement)

Domains of knowledge

  • Social psychology, including attitude change, social polarization, conformity and compliance, ingroup-outgroup issues, moral reasoning
  • Generational differences
  • Personality psychology, including personality type and personality measurement (there are many in-depth practical applications of this – such as differing styles of communicating and decision making)
  • Narrative psychology – analyzing the stories people tell, including links to generativity and resilience
  • Psychology of politics, psychology of death and dying, psychology of religion
  • Evidence variety (epistemological research)

Marlowe Embree, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau