Robert Singleton, PhD

Robert Singleton is an Associate Professor of Economics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he served as Chairman of the department for twenty years. Dr. Singleton began his career as a research economist at the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he participated in numerous path-breaking research projects. After completing his doctoral studies, he accepted a position in Washington, D.C. at the Research Office of Manpower Administration in the United States Department of Labor and subsequently in Sacramento, California at the Assembly Office of Research in the California Legislature. In both of these positions, he designed and conducted research projects in the area of job training and development, urban economic growth and development, education finance and governance, and municipal finance and taxation reform.

Dr. Singleton served simultaneously as a faculty member at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Los Angeles, and as the founding director of the UCLA Center for African-American Studies. In his current position on the faculty at Loyola Marymount University, he teaches Labor Economics, Urban Economics, Regional Economics and Local Economic Development. Dr. Singleton received his B.A. in Political Science, his Masters degree in International Economics, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Economics and Labor Economics from UCLA.

Dr. Singleton serves on a number of boards and in various leadership positions. As a result of his diverse background and work at the local, state and federal levels of government and in private industry, as well as his extensive publications, Dr. Singleton has gained national recognition as an economist, educator, researcher and consultant.
Helen Singleton, MS

Helen Singleton is Senior Partner and Policy Analyst with Robert Singleton & Associates. She provides strategic planning, project management, fund raising, and research services to non-profit organizations and public agencies. Ms. Singleton served as Program Manager at UCLA Extension before joining the firm in 1992 to direct the Southern California Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative under contract to the California Arts Council. Her clients also include The Missouri Arts Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and CORO Southern California. Ms. Singleton served on the Los Angeles Olympic Cultural Commission before joining the staff as Program Officer. She is the former Executive Director of Brockman Gallery Productions, a multi-cultural arts organization founded in 1967 to highlight the work of African American artists. Ms. Singleton served on the Board of Advisors of Arts Reach and the Jazz Heritage Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from UCLA, a Master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis and Administration from Loyola Marymount University, and is an alumna of CORO, a Public Affairs Leadership Training Institute.