Dr. Singer graduated Magna cum laude in English from San Diego State University in 1989, and received a Ph.D. in general clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology – San Diego (now part of Alliant International University) in 1995. She has worked in several clinical settings, with children, adolescents, and adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Additionally, she has worked as a staff psychologist and a Trauma Psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and as a correctional psychologist, contract psychologist, Mental Health Program Supervisor (for Region 1 Parole Outpatient Clinic), and Senior Psychologist Supervisor for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Dr. Singer has worked as a faculty member at Sacramento State University since 2005, and is an Associate Professor in the Division of Criminal Justice. She teaches courses in corrections, criminal theory, and research methods for both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Singer worked as a key researcher for the California Sex Offender Management Board from 2007-2009, and published several government reports on sex offender management. Additionally, Dr. Singer has published articles and chapters on corrections, intelligence assessment, the mentally ill in the criminal justice system, and on sex offender policy. Dr. Singer has worked as an editor for books on international trends in policing and corrections with CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. Dr. Singer has been working with the Ascend program in its formative stages, helping to create an evidence-based curriculum and to train the Co-Directors in cognitive behavioral theory. She is currently working to evaluate this program.
Jennie Singer, Ph.D,
Professor of Psychology