Dr. Singer, a specialist in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before coming to Howard, he taught at the University of Maryland, Mary Washington College, and Tennessee State University. His articles on contemporary fiction, narrative theory, and popular culture have appeared in Twentieth-Century Literature, African American Review, JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, and the International Journal of Comic Art. He has a new article forthcoming in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction and he is completing a book on alternative modes of time in twentieth-century American literature.
Dr. Singer regularly reviews new works of comics scholarship for the International Journal of Comic Art, and has previously served as Editorial Associate for Resources for American Literary Study. He is the chair of the International Comic Arts Forum, an academic conference on comics held annually at the Library of Congress, while his own research on comics has twice won the M. Thomas Inge Award.