JUDITH D. SINGER, Ph.D.

Judith D. Singer is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University. One of the nation’s leading applied statisticians, her professional life focuses on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational and behavioral research. Singer is primarily known for her contributions to the practice of multilevel modeling, survival analysis, and individual growth modeling, and to making these and other statistical methods accessible to empirical researchers.

Singer's wide-ranging interests have led her to publish across a broad array of disciplines including statistics, education, psychology, medicine, and public health. In addition to writing nearly 100 papers and book chapters, she has also co-written three books, including Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence, already considered a classic in the field. She has served on several National Research Council committees and the Technical Working Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Progress under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Singer is an Elected Fellow of the American Education Research Association and the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology and a member of the National Board for Education Sciences. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Faculty Mentor Award from The Spencer Foundation. Along with her collaborators, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) has given her the Raymond B. Cattell Award, the Review of Research Award, and the Palmer O. Johnson Award.

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