Karl Edward Scheibe, Ph.D.

Susan B and William K. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty
51 Lawn Avenue
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459-0052

Phone: (860) 685 3005
Fax: (860) 685 3421

Karl Scheibe was born in Belleville, Illinois in 1937. He graduated from Trinity College in 1959, and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1963. 

From 1963 to 2005 he was on the faculty of Wesleyan University. He was Professor of Psychology from 1973-2005, with several interruptions for visiting professorships in Brazil and in California. He was twice been a Fulbright Fellow to the Catholic University in São Paulo—in 1927-72 and in 1984. He was also Professor at DUXX, Graduate School of Business Leadership, in Monterrey, Mexico from 1995-2002, and is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. He was Executive Director of the Saybrook Counseling Center 1990-2008. In 2005 he became Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Wesleyan, where he is now Director of the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty. He is also Director of the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning.

He is author of four books, BELIEFS AND VALUES (1970), MIRRORS, MASKS, LIES AND SECRETS (1979), SELF STUDIES (1995), and THE DRAMA OF EVERYDAY LIFE (2000) and co-editor of THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF CONDUCT (1982) and STUDIES IN SOCIAL IDENTITY (1983), and scores of articles in psychological journals on topics in personality and social psychology. He has a special interest in utilizing the perspectives of drama for psychological issues and topics.

He is married, father of two sons, grandfather of seven. He plays oboe, is an avid athlete, and restorer of old MGs.