Sharon L. Weinberg
Professor of Applied Statistics and Psychology
Sharon L. Weinberg is Professor of Applied Statistics and Psychology and former Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at New York University. She received an A.B. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in psychometrics and research design methodology from Cornell University. Dr. Weinberg has authored numerous articles, books, and reports on statistical methodology, statistical education, evaluation, and on such applied areas as clinical and school psychology, special education, and higher education. She is the recipient of several major grants, including a recent grant from the Sloan Foundation to support her current work with NYU colleagues Ying Lu and Jim Kemple to evaluate the NYC Gifted and Talented programs. Her textbook, Statistics Using SPSS: An Integrative Approach, co-authored with former graduate student Sarah Knapp Abramowitz, and published by Cambridge University Press (2008), is in its second edition; a third edition is in press. She and her co-author are under contract with Cambridge to write a first edition of a derivative of Statistics Using SPSS using the software language STATA. Another of her books, Diversity in American Higher Education: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach, co-edited with NYU colleague Lisa Stulberg, and published by Routledge Press (2011), came out of her work as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at NYU.
She is a member, and former President and Chair, of the Board of the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW), a foundation with an endowment of over $90 million that supports financially needy women pursue their educational goals in undergraduate and graduate degree programs with scholarships, internships, and other program enhancements. She is a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women, where she has chaired its Development and University Relations Committees, and is a member of the Cornell University Council. Dr. Weinberg has served as President of the Special Interest Group of Educational Statisticians of the American Educational Research Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Classification Society, and an elected member of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychologists. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Educational Researcher, the journal of the American Educational Research Association. She is the recipient of Steinhardt’s Great Teachers Award and has twice received Steinhardt’s Daniel Griffith’s Award for Research.