Employment Discrimination Expert Witness
Palmer Morrel-Samuels MA, MPhil, PhD (Psychology), MSc in Law
210 Park St.
Chelsea, Michigan 48118
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He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Law program at Northwestern Univ. Law School, has successfully withstood 6 Daubert challenges, and is the EEOC’s expert witness in a landmark discrimination case. He has written and patented 4 workplace assessments, and testified to Congress on the causal relationship between working conditions and performance.
Dr. Palmer Morrel-Samuels offers the following services:
Opinion Surveys; Questionnaire; Skill Assessments; Workplace Assessments; Employee Surveys; Survey Design; Survey Validity; Survey Reliability; Attitude Survey; Employment Discrimination; Personality Assessment; Statistics in the Workplace; Disparate Impact; Retaliation in the Workplace; Performance Appraisals; Statistics in the Workplace; Promotion / Licensing Exams; Psychometrics
Areas of Expertise
Disparate Impact, Disparate Treatment, Empirical Evidence From Behavioral Science, Surveys in Contract Disputes, Clean Hands Principle, Class Certification.
Dr. Morrel-Samuels is a research psychologist who is one of the few experts with proficiency in disparate impact and psychometrics and the statistical analysis of "big data" analytics. He is a Lecturer at University of Michigan, where he teaches classes on assessment design, statistics, and research methodology. Previous faculty or research positions have been at University of Chicago, Columbia, University of Michigan Business School, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Yale. His academic work includes peer-reviewed papers at American Psychology-Law Society, and articles for Journal of Experimental Psychology, Docket, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Harvard Business Review, and many other peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Morrel-Samuels has been an expert witness on 5 related issues: employment discrimination; promotion or licensing exams, contracts, pensions, and litigation involving surveys, assessments, or employee evaluations. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Law program at Northwestern University Law School, has successfully withstood six Daubert challenges, and recently served as EEOC’s expert witness in a landmark discrimination case. He has patented four workplace assessments, and testified to Congress on the causal relationship between working conditions and performance.
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President & Principal Consultant
Employee Motivation & Performance Assessment, Inc. (EMPA) Chelsea, MI (4/98-present)
Instructor (teaching classes on survey design, statistics, and research methodology)
Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Ctr., Summer Institute, University of Michigan (7/09-present)
Lecturer (teaching classes on survey design, statistics, and research methodology)
School of Public Health, University of Michigan (9/08-4/14) [Intermittent teaching on Recall Status until 2016]
Employee discrimination, surveys & assessments, contract disputes requiring statistical analysis (9/03-present)
Legal Experience & Services
Over 10 years experience working as an expert witness in employment discrimination cases--roughly 50% for plaintiffs and 50% for defendants.
Society for Empirical Legal Studies
Society for Public Health Education
Association for Psychological Science (Charter Member)
Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (SIOP)
American Psychology-Law Society
Awards & Honors
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (second edition, 1994-1995)
Faculty Fellowship, Department of Psychology, Columbia University (1982-1987)
Scholarship, French Ministry of Education & Université de la Source, Orleans, France (1967)
SSRN Top Ten Papers in Empirical Law Studies (2015)
Dr. Morrel-Samuels has written over 50 peer-reviewed articles. (See CV for listing.)
Available on request.
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL. (2016-2017) MSc in Law
Area of Specialization: Workplace Discrimination, the role of statistical evidence in court
Columbia University, Department of Psychology, NYC, NY (1982-1989) M.Phil, Ph.D.
Area of Specialization: experimental social psychology
University of Chicago, Division of Social Sciences, Chicago, IL (1979-1980) M.A.
Area of Specialization: research methodology in behavioral science