Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.

October 11, 2007 by Andy Parkinson

President & Chief Research Officer, Co-Founder Envisia Learning_DSC5907

Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13758) and President & Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning. Ken has over twenty years of experience in the development and validation of human resource systems, assessment tools, organizational climate surveys, questionnaires, simulations, and tests.

He has developed 360° feedback systems, assessment centers, employee selection, succession planning, performance appraisal, and management development training programs for a number of clients in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

Ken has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of 360 degree feedback, stress and health, survey research, training evaluation, assessment and personnel selection. He has also authored numerous assessment instruments including StressScan published by Western Psychological Services (

Dr. Nowack has also participated extensively in the activities of professional associations and has made numerous presentations to both national and local association conferences and community groups. His active association memberships include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Academy of Management
  • Society of Consulting Psychology
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • American Society for Training & Development
  • Personnel Testing Council of Southern California
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine

Ken is co-author of a new coaching book with Dr. Sandra Mashihi called “Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It” published by Envisia Learning Inc. (2011).

Ken is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a past columnist for Talent Management magazine. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles where he is a guest lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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