Judith Singer


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Judith D. Singer is Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and James Bryant Conant Professor of Education at Harvard University. An internationally renowned statistician, Singer’s scholarship focuses on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioral research. Her contributions on multilevel modeling, survival analysis, and individual growth modeling have made these and related methods accessible to empirical researchers. She has published numerous papers and 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 was the first woman to be both elected a member of the National Academy of Education and as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.  She is also a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. In 2012, her nomination by President Obama to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Education Sciences was confirmed by the US Senate. In 2014, she received the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. After receiving her Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard in 1983, she was appointed Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) in 1984. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988 and Professor in 1993. From 1999 to 2004 Singer served as academic dean of HGSE and acting dean from 2001 to 2002.

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