Commencement Speaker Dr. Anneliese Singh

June 26, 2021

PAU is very pleased to announce that this year’s virtual commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient will be Dr. Anneliese Singh. Dr. Singh was nominated by the PAU faculty because of her commitment to the fields of psychology and counseling with a focus on translating a deep understanding of the experiences and needs of historically marginalized groups into insights on how counselors and psychologists can offer meaningful support and become effective social change agents.


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Dr. Singh is Tulane University's first Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development, and the university’s chief diversity officer, positions she assumed last summer. She is also a full professor in the School of Social Work, with a joint affiliation with Tulane’s Department of Psychology.

A prolific author, Singh has published over 100 articles and several books, such as Racial healing: Practical activities to help you challenge privilege, confront systemic racism and engage in collective healing (2019) and is a co-PI on the first National Institutes of Health-funded longitudinal, multi-site (Atlanta, New York, San Francisco) study of trans and non-binary risk, resilience and identity development. She has been honored with over 11 national awards for her work in social justice organizing and community-building, and currently serves as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology.

Singh co-founded the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition to support LGBTQ+ students at the intersection of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, disability, class and other identities and experiences. She founded the Trans Resilience Project to translate her research over the last nearly 20 years on the resilience that trans and nonbinary people develop to resist discrimination and move toward liberation.

Dr. Singh will deliver the commencement addresses for the doctoral ceremony and the master’s and undergraduate ceremony. You can find details here.