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David M. Levine and David F. Stephan are part of a writing team known for their series of business statistics textbooks that include Basic Business Statistics, Business Statistics: A First Course, and Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel. In long teaching careers at Baruch College, both were known for their classroom innovations, with Levine being honored with a Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching Award and Stephan granted the privilege to design and develop the College’s first computer-based classroom. Both are active members of the Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction SIG of the Decision Sciences Institute.
Levine is Professor Emeritus of Information Systems at Baruch College. He is nationally recognized innovator in business statistics education and is also the coauthor of Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists Using Microsoft Excel and Minitab. Levine is also the author or coauthor of four books about statistical quality management: Statistics for Six Sigma Green Belts and Champions, Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, Design for Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, and Quality Management, 3rd Edition. He has published articles in various journals, including Psychometrika, The American Statistician, Communications in Statistics, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Journal of Systems Management, Quality Progress, and The American Anthropologist, and has given numerous talks at American Statistical Association, Decision Sciences Institute, and Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business conferences.
During his more than 20 years at Baruch College, Stephan devised techniques for teaching computer applications such as Microsoft Excel in a business context and developed future-forward courses that explored the effects of emerging digital technologies. He also served as the associate director of a U.S. Department of Education FIPSE project that successfully integrated interactive media into classroom instruction for the humanities.. Stephan is also the developer of PHStat, the statistics add-in for Microsoft Excel distributed by Pearson Education.