Dr. Singleton's research is focused in the area of Leisure and Aging. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Recreation honours degree then completed his Masters of Science degree in Recreation at Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in Leisure Studies. He also completed the academic requirements for a Doctorate Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Maryland.
Currently Dr. Singleton teaches courses in the area of Therapeutic Recreation and Aging, Therapeutic Recreation Techniques, and Introduction to Recreation and Leisure and Aging at Dalhousie University. He was made a Fellow of the World Demographic Association in 2006 and was named Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association Professional of the Year in 2007. He was recognized by the Recreation and Leisure Studies program at the University of Waterloo as a Distinguished Alumni in 2008 and is also founding member of the Leisure and Aging Research Group, which was established in 2008. Dr. Singleton received the Dr. Gonzaga da Gama memorial award from the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association in 2011 and was made a fellow of the Academy of Leisure Science in 2011. Dr. Singleton is currently a Research Associate with the Dalhousie European Center of Excellence.
Dr. Singleton has advised 25 graduate students who have investigated questions related to Leisure and Aging areas and has published over 80 journal articles during his career. He has made presentations locally, nationally and internationally, related to the area of Leisure and Aging. He has served on the editorial boards for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, American Therapeutic Recreation Annual, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation and the Journal of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has reviewed articles for Loisir, Leisure Science and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.