Judith D. Singer

Judith D. Singer
James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity,
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Judith D. Singer is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity at Harvard University. An internationally renowned statistician and social scientist, Singer's scholarly interests focus on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioral research. She was the first woman to be both elected a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Statistical Association. She is also a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and has been honored with a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. 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 U.S. Senate. She is also a founding board member of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. She has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and served there as academic dean. Singer received her PhD in statistics from Harvard University.

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Publications by Judith D. Singer
The Influence of Family Structure, Parental Practices, and Home Language
Recent work reveals sharp disparities in which types of children participate in center and preschools. Enrollment rates are especially low for Latino children, relative to Black and Anglo preschoolers, a gap that remains after taking into account…
Variation by Geographic Location, Maternal Characteristics, and Family Structure
More than half of all U.S. infants and toddlers spend at least 20 hours per week in the care of a nonparent adult. This article uses survival analysis to identify which families are most likely to place their child in care, and the ages when these…