The Authors of the PMAI® Instrument



Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., D.Min.

Dr. Carol S. Pearson, coauthor of the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® instrument, is an internationally recognized scholar and well-known author of numerous books, among them the bestselling The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, The Hero and the Outlaw, and Magic At Work. Awakening the Heroes Within provided the foundational theory set from which the PMAI® assessment initially was developed, augmented by analyses of data from fifteen years of PMAI results. Dr. Pearson's newest book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, was named a gold medalist in the category of books for women by the Nautilus Book Awards, an annual accolade of books in the genre of social and environmental justice.

Dr. Pearson's previous book, The Transforming Leader, an edited collection of cutting edge essays on the challenges facing leaders in the 21st century, was honored by the International Leadership Association for making a significant contribution to the field of leadership.

Dr. Pearson currently is an author, speaker, workshop leader, and consultant in private practice. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Provost and later President of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She has been a senior administrator and professor at higher education institutions including the University of Colorado, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and Goucher College; a consultant for multinational corporations and government agencies; and a popular public speaker and workshop leader. Before going to Pacifica, she was executive director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, a professor in the UM School of Public Policy, and a member of the executive committee of the International Leadership Association. Earlier in her career, she was president of CASA: the Center for Archetypal Studies and Applications; president of Meristem, a nonprofit educational organization; and senior editor of The Inner Edge: A Resource for Enlightened Business Practice. She and her husband currently live in the Washington, DC area.

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Hugh K. Marr, Ph.D.

Dr. Hugh Marr is coauthor of the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator instrument. He is a psychologist in the private practice of psychotherapy in the Washington, D.C., area, where he also consults to mental health and substance abuse programs and teaches graduate classes at Argosy University. Dr. Marr has been a long-time student of Jungian psychology, and his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland ultimately led to the development of the PMAI® instrument.

Pat Adson, Ph.D.

Dr. Pat Adson (Ph.D., LP, CHIC) is a coach and psychotherapist in private practice in Rochester, MN. Her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota and her training in family therapy and coaching (at The Institute for Life Coach Training and the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara) have led her to an ongoing interest in teaching and mentoring psychologists. She has designed and taught courses and authored books on integrating psychological theory and practice. She explores her interest in the use of archetypes in life coaching in her books Finding Your Own True North & Helping Others Find Direction in Life and Depth Coaching.

John Corlett, Ph.D.

Dr. John Corlett teaches organizational psychology at the University of Virginia and also consults to private, public, and nonprofit companies on issues of organizational culture and renewal. His focus for over a decade has been on the integration of Jungian concepts into his work with executives, managers, and their organizations. He is coauthor (with Carol Pearson) of Mapping the Organizational Psyche, which explores the assessment and application of archetypes to corporate culture.

Allen L. Hammer, Ph.D.

Dr. Allen Hammer is an independent consultant and former senior scientist at CPP, Inc. His strong psychometrics focus has led to his many contributions to and books about the application of some of the best-known assessment instruments (MBTI® , Strong Interest Inventory®) in use today. He is coauthor of the manuals for the MBTI and MBTI Step II instruments, and codeveloper and member of the development team for the soon-to-be-released MBTI Step III assessment. He coauthored (with Carol Pearson) the manual for the Organizational and Team Culture Indicator instrument.