Jerome Wagner, Ph. D.

Jerome Wagner, Ph. D.

Dr. Jerome Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, supervisor, consultant in private practice, and emeritus faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago.

Among the earliest students of the Enneagram in the United States, Dr. Wagner’s dissertation was one of the first written descriptions of the Enneagram and pioneered formal research studies on the Enneagram. Part of his study involved constructing an Enneagram inventory. The current version of his highly researched and statistically validated Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPPS) can be taken online at  The WEPSS is the only Enneagram inventory reviewed in Buros’s Mental Measurements Yearbook (15th edition), a recognized assessment evaluator.

Dr. Wagner is the author of Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective and The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: an Introductory Guide, 25th Anniversary Extended Edition. Both are available through

Dr. Wagner has been researching and teaching the Enneagram since 1980 and began the Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program in 1995.  He has presented Enneagram workshops for business consultants and coaches, human resource directors, counselors, therapists, spiritual directors, educators, and personal growth audiences throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Spain, Finland, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Africa.

Dr. Wagner has been an invited speaker at all of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) Conferences, was on the Board of Directors of the IEA, has been the editor of the Association’s NinePoints Bulletin, and co-editor of The Enneagram Journal. He has published numerous articles in these journals as well as the Enneagram Monthly.  For his early and continuing contributions to the Enneagram community, Jerry was honored by being named a Founder of the International Enneagram Association.  He was the keynote speaker for the 2010 IEA Global Conference, the 2013 IEA China Conference, the 2017 IEA European Conference, the 2019 IEA China Conference, and the 2019 IEA South African Conference.