Dr. Gorman’s academic preparation reflects a passion for teaching quantitative research skills. He received his BA in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, and his MPH (Biostatistics and Epidemiology concentration) and EdD (Educational Psychology concentration) from the University of Southern California. After obtaining his doctorate, Dr. Gorman served as an Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator within the California State University system, where he oversaw the accreditation of 14 degree programs reporting to five state and national accrediting bodies.
Dr. Gorman brings a decade of experience developing and teaching courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, research methodology, and program evaluation to diverse undergraduate and graduate learners in both face-to-face and online settings. As a research generalist, Dr. Gorman’s research experiences and interests are diverse, spanning topics such as marketing research using eye-tracking cameras, evaluation of farm-to-preschool programs in Southern California’s urban food deserts, the accuracy of online health information on knowledge exchange social websites, and an evaluation of Guatemala’s healthcare system. Similarly, as a doctoral chair, co-chair, and statistical consultant, to date Dr. Gorman has helped 40 doctoral students successfully complete culminating projects and dissertations on a range of topics in healthcare and education.