American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Chapter Seminar
March 22, 2010



The New York Metro Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association

In Collaboration With

The Graduate School of Psychology and School of Health Sciences, Touro College

Are Pleased to Invite You to a Seminar On

THE CRISIS IN STATISTICAL EDUCATION

DIAGNOSIS AND ETIOLOGY: WHAT'S WRONG (WITH US)?
by
Louis H. Primavera, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology
Dean of the School of Health Sciences
Touro College

A TREATMENT PLAN: SOME HOPES (PIPE DREAMS?)
AND SUGGESTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE STATISTICAL EDUCATION

by
Bernard S. Gorman, Ph.D.
Professor, Nassau Community College/SUNY
Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University



Abstract

While the social sciences have fought hard to take their place among the sciences, we are losing our hard-won position by falling behind in our ability to master both modern and traditional statistical methods. Many cultural and historical changes have led to this gap, but we can reverse the trend by reviewing our educational model and by embracing the best and avoiding the worst advances of computer technology.

Biographical Notes

Dr. Primavera received his B.A. in Psychology from St. Johnís University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the City University of New York. He is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and has training in behavior therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy. He had a private practice for more than twenty-five years and specialized in marriage counseling. Dr. Primavera is currently the Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology and the Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Touro College. Previously he was the Dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University for six years and is professor emeritus at Adelphi. Before going to Adelphi, Dr. Primavera was at St. Johnís University for nineteen years. At St. Johnís he taught in the doctoral and masters programs in psychology. He also held the post of Department Chair for six years and was Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for four and one half years. Before going to St. Johnís, Dr. Primavera held full time faculty positions at Hofstra University, St. Francis College (where he was department chair), and Molloy College.

Dr. Primavera has published extensively and has interests in quantitative methods, drug use, and stigma and discrimination. He was a consultant to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for ten years and has held a number of other consulting positions in medicine, business, and education.

Dr. Primavera is very dedicated to his teaching and won the excellence in teaching award at St. Johnís and a teaching award at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He has been a member of a number of professional organizations and has presented at a number of annual conventions and conferences. Dr. Primavera was President of the Academic Division of the New York State Psychological Association, President of the New York City Metro Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and long time Board Member of the New York State Metro Chapter of ASA. Dr. Primavera is a Fellow of the Division of General Psychology of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a Fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association.



Bernard Gorman received his Ph.D. (1971) in Personality and Social Psychology from the City University of New York, and completed postdoctoral studies in psychotherapy at the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy. He has written numerous articles and presented many convention papers in the areas of personality assessment, multivariate analysis, and relationships between cognition and affect. He co-authored the textbook, Developmental Psychology (Van Nostrand, 1980) with Theron Alexander and Paul Roodin, and co-edited the research monograph, The Personal Experience of Time (Plenum, 1977) with Alden Wessman. He is the author of several instructional computer packages published by Random House and McGraw-Hill. His most recent volume, Design and Analysis of Single Case Research, with Ronald Franklin and David Allison, focuses on the intensive study of individuals over time.

Gorman is Professor of Psychology and State University of New York Faculty Exchange Scholar at Nassau Community College/SUNY, where he teaches courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and child and adult development. He holds an adjunct professorship in Hofstra University's Graduate Psychology and Gerontology Programs, where he teaches courses in gerontology, multivariate statistical analysis, computer applications in psychology, and psychometrics. He received the State University of New York Chancellorís Award for Excellence in College Teaching. For more than 15 years, he combined his interests in measurement research, clinical issues, and teaching as a psychologist in the New York State Office of Mental Health. He served as vice-president of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the American Statistical Association from 1993-1998. He is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, where he is part of a research team investigating the efficacy of psychotherapy. He served as a member of the National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on DNA microarray technology, where he developed multivariate statistical analysis methods for studying gene expression.


Date
Monday, March 22, 2010

Time
4:00 to 6:00 P.M.

Location
Touro College
1700 Union Boulevard
The security guard will direct you to the room.
Bay Shore, New York

Registration and Fees
Advanced registration is required and there is no fee.
Registration closed Thursday, March 18, 2010.

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