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Dr. Jonathan B. Singer


Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Dr. Jonathan B. Singer is a clinical social worker, researcher, professor, and podcaster who has dedicated his 25-year career to working with families in crisis.

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Expert Bio

Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW is Professor at Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work, Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology and coauthor of the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. Dr. Singer is a well-regarded international speaker who has given hundreds of continuing education workshops and keynote addresses. He has served on several national youth advisory boards including Sandy Hook Promise, JED Foundation, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. He is the author of over 80 publications. His research has been featured in national and international media outlets like NPR, BBC, Fox, Time Magazine, and The Guardian. A pioneer in the integration of technology and social work, Dr. Singer is an original member of the online suicide prevention social media community #SPSM, past-Treasurer for the international human services Information Technology association (, co-lead for the Social Work Grand Challenge initiative "Harness Technology for Social Good,” and member of the Council on Social Work Education’s Technology Advisory Group. Dr. Singer is the founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast, the first podcast by and for social workers. He lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and three children and can be found on Twitter as and Facebook.

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    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Social Work

    University of Pittsburgh


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    Masters of Science (MS), Social Work

    University of Texas - Austin


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    Bachelor's of Arts (BA), Human Development and Social Relations

    Earlham College


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Honors & Awards

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    Best Magazine Article, Let's Talk About Suicide: #LanguageMatters

    National Association of Social Workers


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    SDX Prize for Research on Journalism

    Society of Professional Journalists