Faculty Spotlight: Judy Singleton
When did you start at UCBA and what are your responsibilities?
I began in August 2017. I am a full-time social work professor and the program assistant for the pre-social work major. I teach social work classes, talk to potential students who have questions about our program and the social work field, and prepare the assessment report for the pre-social work program each spring. This past year, I began working half-time as the grant writer for UCBA. I’m looking forward to working with faculty and staff to search for funding for projects at UCBA!
What is your favorite thing about working/teaching at UCBA?
I love working with students who are just beginning their college career. For nearly 20 years, I taught almost exclusively college seniors….no freshmen! During these first two years of college, It’s a time to explore so many possibilities of what ‘could be.’ For me, it is exciting to get to share knowledge I have in this process. And, it is a reciprocal process – I learn from students in every class.
Do you have any hobbies or are there activities that you pursue outside of work?
I work with various community agencies and associations that serve older adults, a population of which I am passionate about helping (and not just because I’m in that category!). Through different board positions, I help find funding and write grant proposals for these groups to serve older adults with various music, art, and wellness programs.
What is one interesting fact about you?
I love to garden. I like the solitude of it; I love being outside; I love playing in dirt (never outgrew that); and I love the results; my flowers were photographed for a calendar one year – we’ll see if that ever happens again.