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Dr. Clinton Smith

Ed.D. Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


Dr. Jacques Singleton, Ed.D

Jacques Singleton was born in Biloxi, MS. Jacques is the son of Diane Singleton and the father of Joscelyn Singleton. Jacques attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his Bachelors of Science in 1993 and his Masters of Social Work in 1999. He worked for many years as a social worker in various capacities after graduation mainly working with students with disabilities including being Director of Community Programs at South Mississippi Regional Center – an inpatient facility for individual with mild and severe disabilities in Long Beach, MS. Jacques has also worked as a school and hospital social worker.

In 2002 he moved to Memphis to work on his doctorate in Education. During that time he became employed in Memphis City Schools as a special education teacher where he stayed until August of 2005. In August 2005 he was hired as an Instructor of Special Education at the University of Memphis. In 2006 he received his Doctor of Education Degree in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education from the University of Memphis.

Upon his graduation Jacques accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Arkansas State University (ASU) where he is still currently employed. Jacques is also currently the Program Director of the 4-12 special education program at ASU.  Jacques has written several articles that have been published in various journals of education as well as has presented his research at several national education conferences.

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