Larry D. Singell, Jr.
Larry D. Singell, Jr., dean of the IU College of Arts and Sciences, is an economist whose research focuses on the economics of higher education. He earned his B.A. in Economics magna cum laude at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1983, his M.A. in Economics at the University of California-Santa Barbara in 1984, and his Ph.D. in Economics from UCSB in 1988.
Singell has worked extensively in the field of applied labor economics. His research focuses on the role that education plays in labor-market outcomes and the extent to which these investments differentially affect choices and opportunities. More recently, he has studied the effects of financial aid programs, such as the Pell grant, on access, retention, graduation and institution choice within higher education.
Before joining the faculty of IU Bloomington, Singell spent 23 years at the University of Oregon, as professor of Economics, head of the Economics Department, and, for three years, as associate dean for Social Sciences. He became dean of the College on July 1, 2011.