Robert Leonard

Visiting Assistant 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

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University (2015-Present)
  • 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 Murdoch, J. L. (2015). "Model Specification and Confidence Intervals for Voice Communication". Quality Engineering, 27(4), 402-415.
  • Swieringa, K. A.; Underwood, M. C.; Barmore, B.; and Leonard, R. D. (2014). "An evaluation of a flight deck interval management algorithm including delayed target trajectories". AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA Paper 2014-3148, Atlanta, GA, June, pp. 16-20.
  • Nusser, N, Leonard, R. D. (2012). "Top Schools". Chesterfield Monthly. 14-19.

Honors & Awards

  • Boyd Harshbarger travel award, Southern Regional Conference on Statistics (2013 & 2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University (2011)



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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Contact Information

Office Hours

  • T 10-11:45
  • W 3-5


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