Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW

Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW is Professor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. He is also Past-President of the American Association of Suicidology and co-author of two editions of the best-selling text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention.

Dr. Singer is a two-time winner of the National Association of Social Workers Media Award (2012, 2016). 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. In 2023, NASW named him a Social Work Pioneer for bringing podcasting to social work.

Dr. Singer is also a well-regarded international speaker who has given 1000+ continuing education workshops, keynote addresses, and presentations on youth suicide, ethics, technology, adolescent development, and attachment-based family therapy in the USA, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He is an NASW Expert, Healio Psychiatry Peer Perspective Board member, and has served on several national youth advisory boards including Sandy Hook Promise, JED Foundation, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and the National Suicide Prevention (988 Suicide & Crisis) Lifeline.

Jonathan is the author of over 85 publications, and his research has been featured in national and international media outlets like NPR, BBC, Fox, Time Magazine, and The Guardian. His research collaborations have received private and public funding through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Institute of Mental Health, and other organizations. His co-authored article with Arielle Sheftall and John Ackerman about the news media’s reporting on the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain won the prestigious 2019 SDX prize for research on journalism.

A pioneer in the integration of technology and social work, Jonathan Singer is a founding 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. He is also the founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast. Founded in January 2007, the Social Work Podcast is the first podcast by and for social workers, with over 50,000 followers on social media, listeners in 208 countries and territories, and over 8 million downloads.

Dr. Jonathan Singer lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and three children.