Samantha Neiman is a senior researcher at AIR. As part of the Survey and Data Sciences division, Neiman serves as the project director or survey lead for multiple large-scale survey projects. She provides survey and measurement expertise and assistance to school, districts, states, and other agencies through several projects such as the Nevada School Climate/Social Emotional Learning survey and the Boy Scouts of America Adult Volunteer survey. Neiman has played a key role in surveys and pilot students that include topics such as crime, violence, discipline, safety, school climate, social and emotional learning, social and emotional competencies, youth leadership, and youth character development.
Previously, at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Neiman played a key role in the preparation, collection, data processing, and data dissemination for NCES surveys and has been extensively involved in editing, imputation, weighting, and bias analyses for national-level surveys. Further, she has been involved in questionnaire development, sampling, data verification and cleaning, and data trainings for NCES. Neiman has authored several NCES reports on school crime and published an article in the Journal of Law and Education titled “Bullying: A State of Affairs.” In addition, Neiman’s work in an array of topics, including bullying, trends and clusters of school crime, adolescent drug use, issues of survey nonresponse, and school climate survey measurement properties for designing power analysis, has been presented at various national conferences. Neiman received a project management certification from Northwestern University in 2016.