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Nitesh Singh

Field Faculty and LEO Lecturer III

Nitesh Singh

Nitesh Singh is a field faculty member and a Lecturer III at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Singh’s teaching and scholarship focuses on interventions that address social and political polarization, community-engaged program and policy development, as well as the application of a social work approach to the management and leadership of organizations.

Singh is an expert trainer of students, faculty and staff in the development and facilitation of intergroup dialogue curriculum. He has worked to advance intergroup dialogue on college campuses across the country, including through his role as a member of the board of directors of the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center.

Additionally, Singh is a student affairs professional who has worked to create a culture of student support in higher education through leadership roles in advising and academic program management. As co-chair of the board of directors of the Association of Social Workers in Higher Education, Singh works nationally to promote higher education as a practice area for social workers. Singh has also worked as a clinical therapist in private practice, specializing in college student mental health.


Year Degree   School
2017 MSW Interpersonal Practice/Mental Health University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2010 BA Social Anthropology & Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Year Description
2023 What do Social Workers Bring to Student Affairs Roles?, Association of Social Workers in Higher Education, September 29, 2023 (Co-presented with Rachel Naasko, DSW, LMSW-C)
2022 Intergroup Dialogue Principles & Practice, Professional Development Workshop Series for DEI Leads, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, October, 2021 (Co-Presented with Roger Fisher, Associate Director, Program on Intergroup Relations)
2022 Intergroup Dialogues Principles to Practice: Facilitator Training Weekend, Brown Center for Leadership and Service, University of Florida Division of Student Life, September 2022.
2022 Advancing Dialogue on Campus in a Time of Polarization, Community of Practice Session, Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center, December 6, 2022.
2022 Academic Advising Through a Social Work Lens, Advising Council at the University of Michigan Collaborative Learning Event, Office of the Provost, Ann Arbor, MI, January 12, 2022
2019 Community Engagement and DEI: Applying Principles to Practice, Enriching Scholarship Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2019

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