Jonathan B. Singer

Jonathan, Ph.D., LCSW is Associate Professor of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. He is the 2012 and 2016 winner of the National Association of Social Workers Media Award. He was a 2014 Visiting Scholar at Fordham University, the 2017 Lucille N. Austin Scholar at Columbia University, and the 2018 Distinguished Lecturer at Weber State University. He is the 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 sought-after international speaker who has given hundreds of continuing education workshops, keynote addresses, and presentations on youth suicide, ethics, technology, adolescent development and attachment-based family therapy in the USA, Latin America, and Europe. He is the author of over 65 publications and 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 a founding member of the online suicide prevention social media community #SPSM; the Treasurer for the international human services Information Technology association (http://; and co-lead for the Social Work Grand Challenge initiative "Harness Technology for Social Good."

Dr. Singer is the founder and host of the award winning Social Work Podcast (, the first podcast by and for social workers. The Social Work Podcast has over 37,000 followers on social media, listeners in 208 countries and territories, and a million podcast episode downloads per year. He lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and three children and can be found on Twitter as @socworkpodcast and Facebook at

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