Paula M. Singer, PhD, is owner and President of The Singer Group, a management consulting firm she founded in 1983. Her individualized approach and commitment to excellence have resulted in a track record of success with an impressive client list. With expertise in compensation, organization development, strategic planning, and change management, Paula brings a balance of broad perspective and specific focus to each project.
During her over 20 years of consulting, Paula has effectively directed a wide range of compensation, classification, and organization development studies for clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She works with clients in a highly interactive, collaborative way to deliver customized products tailored to each client's needs.
Paula successfully conducted studies and implemented compensation, classification and/or performance management systems for the City of Salisbury; Wicomico County Government; Mercer County Community College (NJ); Cecil, Harford, St. Mary's and Talbot counties (MD); Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Talbot County Public Schools (MD); among many others. Other current and recent clients include the North Carolina Library Association; the Library of Notre-Dame/Loyola College (Baltimore); and UnderArmour, Inc.
Before founding The Singer Group, Paula held a variety of positions in private sector and nonprofit organizations. She was the Manager of Human Resources for a subsidiary of the Bendix Corporation, worked in the corporate HR department of Commercial Credit Company, and served as Executive Director of a public sector union in Maryland.
Paula received her doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara , CA . She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Organization Development at The Fielding Institute, and a Master of Administrative Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University. Her Bachelor of Science degree is in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University . Paula is an Associate Faculty Member of Johns Hopkins University and National Faculty Member of Nova Southeastern University.
Paula is active in a number of professional organizations, civic groups and activities. In recognition of her significant accomplishments, Paula has been honored as one of Maryland 's Top 100 Women in 1997, 1999 and 2001 and was a member of Leadership Maryland, class of 1999
Dr. Singer has written a book, "Developing a Compensation Plan for Your Library," which details compensation and classification processes. She has also co-written "Winning with Library Leadership: Enhancing Services with Connection, Contribution, and Collaboration. Both books are available from the American Library Association (ALA) and Amazon.com. She is currently writing another book: HR for Results: Putting the Right Person in the Right Job.