• 2011-Present Assistant professor at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University – Classes in statistics and advanced statistics in medicine and the health sciences at the graduate level. Class presentations include meetings on campus, on-line modules including discussions and assessments, using Blackboard.
  • 2003-2011 Research on students' growth within the Reading First Ohio Program: Using Raudenbush's Growth Models (HLM) to investigate specific growth trends.
  • 1998-2011 Research and statistical consultant for 64 dissertations, a number of theses, and 17 research grants and projects.
  • 2005-2011 Research Director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) for Dual diagnosis of substance abuse & mental illness disorder (SAMI) within Summit County, Ohio, Juvenile Justice System. ($330,000)
  • 2006-2008 Assisted with survey development, research design and methodology, as well as data coding and analysis for the Teaching American History Grant awarded to Akron Public Schools and The University of Akron. ($990,000)
  • 2004-2007 Assisted with data analysis for the Ohio Department of Mental Health Red Flags (Teen suicide prevention) Evaluation Grant. ($100,000)
  • 2002-2005 Co-author and evaluator of Ohio's Minority Health Grant awarded to the University of Akron. ($30,000)
  • 2001-2010 Evaluator of the Youth Wellness Grant, Medina County Ohio. Consulted on questionnaire development and validation as well as the overall evaluation of the effectiveness of the Wellness Grant.
  • 2001 Research Consultant for the National Center for Family Literacy.
  • 1997-2001 Data coding, data entry and analysis for the Ohio Department of Education Entry Year Grants awarded to The University of Akron. ($850,000)

Recent Publications

  • Newman, D., & Newman, I. (2012). Multilevel modeling: Clarifying issues of concern. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 38(1) 26-33.
  • Newman, I., Newman, D., & Newman, C. (2011). Writing research articles using mixed methodologies: Methodological considerations to help you get published. In T.S. Rocco & T. Hatcher (Eds.), The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing (pp. 191-208).San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Newman, D., Newman, I., & Salzman, J. (2010). Comparing OLS and HLM models and the questions they answer: Potential concerns for Type VI Errors. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 36, 1-8.
  • Newman, I. & Newman, D. (2007). Media Review of the book Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations, (Thomas, R. Murray, 2003). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Jul 2007; vol. 1: pp. 295 - 297.
  • Newman, D., Waechter, D., Rosneck, J., Newman, I., & Josephson, J. (2004). Investigation of a unique approach to patient interactive education: The audience response method. JACC; 43(5) Supplement A.
  • Trenta, L., Newman, C., Salzman, J., Lenigan, D., & Newman, D. (2004). Integrating mixed methods and stakeholder participation in the evaluation of a teacher induction program. International Electronic Journal For Leadership In Learning.


  • Ph.D.
    • Cleveland State University - Urban Education Policy and Evaluation
  • M.A.
    • University of Akron, 2002 - Research Methodology and Statistics
  • M.S.
    • University of Akron, 2001 - Exercise Physiology Thesis: "A Multivariate Assessment of Factors Related to Childhood and Adolescent Obesity"
  • B.S.
    • University of Akron, 1999 - Psychology