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Theresa Y. Singleton

Senior Vice President and Community Affairs Officer

Phone: (215) 574-6482
Fax: (215) 574-2512
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Theresa Y. Singleton is senior vice president of the Community Development Studies & Education Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Bank's community affairs officer. Singleton is responsible for overseeing research and outreach initiatives that promote community development and fair and impartial access to credit. She has guided the creation and implementation of the Economic Growth & Mobility Project. She also oversees economic education and personal financial efforts for the Bank.

Before joining the Bank, Singleton served as the director of research and information at the Housing Assistance Council in Washington, D.C. In that role, she was responsible for the organization's research and information activities, including oversight of the communications and public relations functions. She also developed and managed the council’s research agenda. In addition, she directed and contributed to research and information products that examined demographic trends, assessed policy impacts, and developed recommendations for rural communities.

Prior to her work on rural housing issues, Singleton taught undergraduate courses on the American political system at Temple University and Widener University. She has a Ph.D., an M.A., and a B.A. in political science from Temple University.

Fields of Interest

  • Community revitalization
  • Access to credit
  • Household balance sheets and financial stability
  • Workforce development
  • Education and neighborhood stabilization
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Rural housing