Profiles: Marc Singer

Marc Singer

Marc Singer

Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies

Dedicated to the Education & Outcomes of Adult Undergraduates


Marc Singer has spent most of his academic career working to improve educational options for nontraditional and adult learners. He has led programs and initiatives in the areas of prior learning assessment, including portfolio development and assessment; credit-by-exam programs such as the CLEP exam program; and the review of training programs, licenses, and certifications for college-level equivalency, enabling students to leverage their workplace and professional learning toward the attainment of a college credential. Marc has also led efforts in the areas of competency-based education and the effective utilization of open educational resources. He has created partnerships and consortia with other institutions of higher learning and like-minded organizations in order to streamline and scale processes, strengthen standards and provide greater flexibility and access to adult students. He sits on the Advisory Boards of the Saylor Academy and Modern States Education Alliance. Marc also served for seven years as director of the annual National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning.

Prior to joining Golden Gate University, he was Vice Provost, Center for the Assessment of Learning, at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, NJ. Marc also led academic initiatives for the College Board's College-Level Examination Program and other assessment programs. Prior to that, he worked as an assessment specialist at Educational Testing Service, where he was responsible for the Advanced Placement US History and Human Geography programs and was a program director for the PSAT / NMSQT program.

Marc taught history and humanities at institutions in New Jersey and North Carolina for 12 years, and worked as a consultant in history for various museums and television networks, including ESPN Classic. He has worked in the performing arts and in broadcasting, and in his work has been interested in creating bridges between higher education and the general public.