Newman, Isadore 1942-

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NEWMAN, Isadore 1942-

PERSONAL: Born December 12, 1942, in New York, NY; son of Sydney (a bartender) and Beatie (Silversmith) Newman; married Carole Spitzer (a professor), July 2, 1966; children: David and Matthew (twins). Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: University of Miami, Coral Gables, B.A., 1965; New School for Social Research, M.A., 1967; Southern Illinois University, Ph.D., 1971. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Humor, boxing.

ADDRESSES: Home—2995 Stanley Rd., Akron, OH 44333. Office—College of Education, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4205; fax: 330-836-0165. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: University of Akron, Akron, OH, distinguished professor of research methodology, 1971—, Distinguished Harrington Professor, 1995-97, associate director of Institute for Life Span Development and Gerontology, 1980—. Akron City Hospital, scientific director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Institute, 2000—; Kronos Longevity Institute, member of advisory board. Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, research professor in Office of Geriatric Medicine, 1982-84, adjunct professor, 1990—; lecturer at colleges and universities; invited scholar at Ohio State University, 1985, Northern Illinois University, 1987, Ashland University, 1988, University of California—Fresno and Youngstown State University, both 1990, Southern Illinois University, 1994, Utah State University, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, University of Dayton, 2000, and Ball State University, 2001. Psychologist; Evaluation and Research Associates, Inc., president. Ohio Program Evaluators Group, member of executive committee, 1994—.

MEMBER: American Educational Research Association (member, topical interest group for evaluation of services for special-needs populations), Midwestern Educational Research Association (past president), Eastern Educational Research Association, Ohio Academy of Science (fellow; director of Senior Academy, 1994—), Phi Kappa Phi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Southern Illinois University Alumni Award, 1999; grants from GAR Foundation, United Nations, National Science Foundation, and Ohio Department of Mental Health; Outstanding Evaluator Award, Ohio Program Evaluators Group.

WRITINGS:

(With B. Frye, G. Blumenfeld, and C. Newman) An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Measurement and Evaluation, University of Akron (Akron, OH), 1973.

(With J. Fraas) Statistics for Beginners: Workbook, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1979.

(With D. Weis, R. Klein, and C. Benz) Rx for Writing a Behavioral Dissertation and Thesis: The How, Why, and When of It, Burgess, 1979.

(With C. Benz) Multiple Linear Regression: Readings, Exams, Problems, Syllabus, Special Interest Group on Multiple Linear Regression, 1983.

(With C. Newman) Conceptual Statistics for Beginners, 2nd edition, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1994.

(With K. McNeil and F. J. Kelly) Testing Research Hypotheses with the General Linear Model, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1996.

(With C. Benz, D. Weis, and K. McNeil) Theses and Dissertations: A Guide to Writing in the Social and Physical Sciences, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1997.

(With C. Benz) Qualitative-Quantitative Research Methodology: An Interactive Continuum, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1998.

(With K. McNeil) Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1998.

Contributor to textbooks, including Handbook of Mixed Methodology, Sage Publications, 2003. Contributor of articles to professional journals, including Ohio Journal of Science. Midwestern Educational Researcher, guest editor, 1995, member of editorial board, 1985-88; editor, Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 1973-92, and Ohio Journal of Science, 2000—; editor of psychology and social-science division, Ohio Academy of Science Journal, 1975-77; review editor, American Educational Research Journal, 1979-80, 1985-87; technical editor, Journal of Research in Education, 1996; special ad hoc review editor, Journal of Nutrition Education, 1980-81; special review editor, Journal of Nutrition, 1983.

SIDELIGHTS: Isadore Newman told CA: "Students' questions regarding their research often provide the impetus to begin writing on a new topic. As I strive to assist them or my colleagues, I frequently become aware of research areas that would benefit from further discussion or a new perspective.

"Typically, my writing process is a social event, done with people I admire, respect, and can learn from. I enjoy their company and the discourse as we work collaboratively on a project."

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