Robert Leonard

Assistant Teaching Professor

Information Systems & Analytics


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Systems Modeling and Analysis, 2015
  • B.S. Ed Ohio University, Integrated Mathematics Education, 2003

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Miami University (2019-Present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University (2015-2019)
  • Doctoral Research Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University (2012-2015)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University (2011)
  • Mathematics Teacher, Alleghany Public Schools (2010-2011)
  • Mathematics Teacher, Chesterfield County Public Schools (2008-2010)

Recent Publications

  • Wilson, S. R., Leonard, R. D., Edwards, D. J., Swieringa, K. A., and Underwood, M. C. (2018). “Inference for Under-Dispersed Data: Assessing the Performance of an Airborne Spacing Algorithm”. Quality Engineering
  • Leonard, R.D., and Edwards, D.J. (2017). Bayesian D-Optimal Screening Experiments with Partial Replication. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 115, 79-90.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Professor Award Nominee (2019)
  • Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award Nominee (2018)



    After earning a bachelor's degree in Integrated Mathematics Education from Ohio University, Dr. Robert Leonard taught English as a Second Language in Peru for two years. After returning to the United States in 2009, he served as a secondary mathematics public school teacher for three years in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He went on to receive his PhD in systems modeling and analysis with a concentration in statistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining the Miami faculty in 2015 and while working on his doctorate degree, he served as a research assistant for the NASA Langley Research Center where he implemented statistical methods in support of NASA's Air Traffic Management Technology Demonstration-1 (ATD-1) program.


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    Robert Leonard

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