Michael Stowers



Michael Stowers

Associate Department Chair

  • Student Affairs Committee Chair

  • Campus:
  • Online
IO/Business Psychology, Organization Leadership, Behavioral Economics
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
Office 735
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

I am an alumnus of The Chicago School, and an Assistant Professor in the Business Psychology Online Department. I teach Advanced Statistics, Job Analysis and Employee Selection, and the Comprehensive Exam courses. I also chair a number of student dissertations, utilizing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. My background is in assessment and law enforcement and military applications of psychology.

My own research interests involve the use of personality assessment to predict job performance in high risk occupations, the use of assessment in predicting military success, and the study of violence and terrorism. My own dissertation research involved using personality to predict success in hostile environment deployment.

I also work as a consultant for an assessment firm that works with Fortune 500 corporations on employee selection and development.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
B.A. Chemistry Knox College, Galesburg. IL 2003
M.A. I/O Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2005
Psy.D. Business Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2011
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Consortium of Police Psychology Services
Member Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Volunteer Wounded Warrior Project
Donor United Way
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Business/IO Psychology Employee Selection
Job Analysis
Survey Development
Talent Staffing and Selection
Forensic Psychology Police
Military Psychology Deployment and Social Isolation Issues
Resilience Assessment
Quantitative Inquiry
Research Design/Methodology Statistics
Violence Terrorism

Stowers, M. R. & Thompson, J. L. (2011). Personality as a Predictor of Military Suitability. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 11 (2), p 24-35.