Gil Singletary, PhD, JD, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Gilbert “Gil” Singletary joined Chamberlain University in 2017 as the founding dean of the Master of Social Work program. Gil now serves as the senior director of the university’s College of Health Professions, where he is responsible for the development and leadership of the general education and health professions programs.
Before joining Chamberlain, Singletary served in various faculty and administrative roles at Walden University, where he helped found the graduate social work program, and at Kentucky State University, where he achieved program accreditation for the undergraduate social work program and worked in the office of the general council. As a clinician, he treated patients with severe mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse at Kentucky Counseling and Community Services, an outpatient intensive treatment facility with eight locations serving 80 counties throughout the state, and also held the position of CEO.
Singletary is the author of Crossroads: An American Case Study and Surviving College: The Blueprint. The former is an analysis of how death, violence, trauma and poverty can result in death or prison for African American men and women. The latter is a college textbook used in over 50 community colleges and universities across the United States. It provides guidance on navigating the pitfalls of college and building a successful future.
Singletary has published in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of Education in the Health Professions. He is active in his community and currently serves on the board of Lexington, Kentucky’s Partners for Youth foundation.
Singletary received his undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Social Work from the University of Louisville. He holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration and doctor of law degree from Northern Kentucky University.
with Johnson, L. (2020). Relational aggression—Beyond bullying: What every educator, parent, and social worker needs to know. Journal of School Social Work, 44(2), 1–25. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iassw/sswj/2020/00000044/00000002/art00004
Trauma and black male adolescents: A critical link. (2020). Journal of Adolescent Psychiatry, 10(1), 17–28. https://doi.org/10.2174/2210676609666190617143509
Beyond PTSD: Black male fragility in the context of trauma. (2019). Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 29(5), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2019.1600091
Law enforcement education and training: A review of literature and critical analysis. (2019). Education in the Health Professions, 2(1), 10–18. https://doi.org/10.4103/EHP.EHP_10_19
Royal, K. D., Singletary, G. T. (2017). Black student participation rates also a concern for educational program assessments. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 28(2), 40–43. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30282140/
Rostosky, S. S., Riggle, E. D. B., Savage, T. A., Roberts, S. D., & Singletary, T. G. (2008). Interracial same-sex couples’ perceptions of stress and coping: An exploratory study. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 4, 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/15504280802177458
Book: Surviving College
Interviews, Presentations and Appearances
LEX 18 digital conversation with Dr. Gilbert Singletary [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4laL1_KBNfs