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Karun Singh

Karun K. Singh

Professor of Teaching

Ph.D. and MSSW, Columbia

Dr. Singh’s research and scholarly interests include multidisciplinary management education, leadership development, collaborative strategic planning, social innovation, and microaggressions prevention.

(973) 353-5723

karun@ssw.rutgers.edu

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Bio: 

Karun K. Singh (PhD and MS, Social Work, Columbia University) is a professor of teaching at the Rutgers University School of Social Work. His teaching, research, and scholarly interests focus on multidisciplinary nonprofit and public human services management, collaborative strategic planning, fundraising and marketing, social entrepreneurship, and microaggressions prevention. He is the co-chair of the New Jersey and the New York City Chapters of the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM). He also serves as an editorial advisory board member of Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, currently the only social work journal focused on improving the capacity and performance of human service and health care organizations worldwide through high-level research. He is a Faculty Affiliate, Center for Leadership and Management. 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: 

Management Practice and Theory

Fundraising and Marketing

Diversity and Oppression

Human Resource Management

Program Development and Strategic Planning

Supervision and Consultation

Social Work Practice II

Selected Recent Publications: 

Singh, K.K. (2022). Quality assurance. In T. Mizrahi and D. Bailey (Eds.). Oxford Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. OEMSW is an annotated, peer-reviewed, online research encyclopedia of macro social work.

Singh, K.K. (2020). Jane Addams. In R.A. List, H.K. Anheier, and S. Toepler (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (2nd ed.). Cham, SWITZERLAND: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. IECS is a central, international, peer-reviewed, online reference work on civil society. Article first published in 2009.

Singh, K.K. (2020). Russell Sage Foundation. In R.A. List, H.K. Anheier, and S. Toepler (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (2nd ed.). Cham, SWITZERLAND: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. IECS is a central, international, peer-reviewed, online reference work on civil society. Article first published in 2009.

Singh, K.K. (2020). [Review of the book Social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and social value creation: Relevance for contemporary social work practice]. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 44(1), 92-95.

Singh, K.K. (2018). [Review of the book Above the bottom line: Financial management in human services]. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 38(2), 238-240.

Shukla, S., Jacob, S., & Singh, K.K. (2017). HIV/AIDS in India. In C. Franklin (Ed.). Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. OESW is an annotated, peer-reviewed, online research encyclopedia of social work.

Singh, K.K., & Lundgren, P. (2012). Tertiary diversity management: A critical success factor in modern nonprofit human services leadership. Journal for Nonprofit Management, 34(1), 79-95.

Singh, K.K. (2011). Strategic planning. In E. Mullen (Ed.). Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. OBO is an annotated, peer-reviewed, online bibliography of social work.

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

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