Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education
- Research and methodology
Judith D. Singer is senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity and James Bryant Conant professor of education at Harvard University. Singer’s scholarship focuses on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioral research. Her publications include numerous papers and book chapters as well as three co-authored books: “By Design: Planning Better Research in Higher Education”; “Who Will Teach: Policies that Matter”; and “Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence.” Singer is an elected member of the National Academy of Education, fellow of the American Statistical Association and fellow of the American Educational Research Association. In 2012, her nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the National Board of Education Sciences Board of Directors was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Singer served as academic dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1999 to 2004 and was acting dean from 2001 to 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany and a doctorate in statistics from Harvard.