Karun K. Singh

Professor of Teaching,


PhD, Columbia

Dr. Singh’s areas of practice include multidisciplinary management education, leadership development, collaborative strategic planning, social innovation, and microaggressions prevention.


Karun K. Singh (PhD, Social Work, Columbia University, 2005) is the Director of the MSW Program on the Rutgers Newark campus. His teaching, research, and consulting interests focus on nonprofit and public human services management and leadership, collaborative strategic planning, social entrepreneurship, grantwriting, and capacity building. He is actively involved as a Vice-President of the Network for Social Work Managers-NJ Chapter. Professor Singh's social work experience includes clinical, administrative, policy, and advocacy work in the fields of aging, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, AIDS, and domestic violence. To help nonprofit human service organizations achieve superior performance, he developed The Singh Strategic Planning Measure for Excellence (SSPMX). Dr. Singh regularly presents his work at national and international conferences.

Courses Taught:

  • Fundraising and Marketing
  • Program Development and Strategic Planning

Selected Recent Publications:

Singh, K.K. (2011). Strategic planning. In E. Mullen (Ed.). Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Germak, A., & Singh, K.K. (2010). Social entrepreneurship: Changing the way social workers do business. Administration in Social Work, 34(1), 79-95.

Singh, K.K. (2009). Jane Addams. In H.K. Anheier and S. Toepler (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Singh, K.K. (2009). Russell Sage Foundation. In H.K. Anheier and S. Toepler (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Martin, L.L., & Singh, K.K. (2004). Using government performance management data to identify new business opportunities: Examples from government services outsourcing in the United States. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 70(1), 65-76.

Singh, K.K. (2001). Negotiating the institutional maze: How professional clinicians can help battered immigrant women apply for green cards. In S. Nankani (Ed.), Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the South Asian-American Community. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation.