David M. Levine is the principal of DavidLevineStatistics, the writing and digital development team responsive for innovations in the business school textbook and general reference marketplaces.
David prides himself on making continuous improvements to his books, and the longevity of such titles as Basic Business Statistics, currently in its thirteenth edition, and Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel, currently in its eighth edition, and Business Statistics: A First Course,currently in its seventh editions, attests to his dedication to continually update and refresh the content of his books.
David has won a number of awards for his teaching including Teacher of the Year and the Baruch College Dean’s Award for Continued Excellence in Teaching. He has also earned the Robert Pearson Award from the Northeast Region of the Decision Science Institute for his development of an innovative Statistical Process Control Course for Business Students and a Honorable Mention for the Decision Science Institute Innovation Teaching Award.
David has published articles in various journals including Psychometrika, The American Statistician, Communications in Statistics, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Journal of Systems Management, Quality Progress, and The American Anthropologist. He has given numerous talks at Decision Sciences, American Statistical Association, and Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business Conferences.
David has been an invited speaker at the Deming Seminar for Statisticians held at New York University and the Annual Conference for County Administrators of the State of Virginia. David has also conducted seminars on Quality Management for The New York Times Company, the NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority), the United Way of New York City, the State of Delaware, Maricopa County (Arizona), and at many Executive Education Centers throughout the United States. David has also given a series of talks to an international audience that has included business executives from South Korea and from the countries that comprised the former Soviet Union.
David’s most recent specialty is Six Sigma and he is the author of well-received Statistics for Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions and coauthor of Quality Management, Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, Design for Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, and Business Statistics for Quality and Productivity.
David believes in community service and has served as an elected member of the his local community’s Board of Education, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Intercounty Teacher Center. Early in his professional life, he worked with The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law to develop a reapportionment plan for the Mississippi Legislature.
David holds B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees in Statistics from City College of New York, and a Ph.D. degree from New York University in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Stephan met David Levine first as his graduate assistant and then later as a colleague in the SCIS Department at Baruch College. Szabat, who had previously adopted of one of David’s textbooks, was pleased to join the davidlevineteam as David’s latest coauthor in 2013, lending her expertise and experience reorganizing La Salle’s business systems and analytics curriculum.
Together the two Davids and Kathy bring over 70 years teaching experience business subjects on both an undergraduate and graduate level.