Diane Singer, ABD, MBA, M.ED

Diane Singer, ABD, MBA, M.ED

Associate Dean for Competency Based Curriculum and Assessment


P (714) 675-2327

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, Ca 92618
Diane Singer faculty

Diane Singer brings 25 years of experience in business and education to the marketing classroom. At IBM and AT&T, Diane served in sales and marketing leadership roles as a call center technologies and systems networking subject matter expert.  Her work involved designing systems to serve companies like Apple, Avery Dennison, Hilton Hotels, Disney and Nintendo. Later, she took her knowledge of networking and systems integration forward as a consultant to local government on e911 technologies, and to business and education on training and workforce development projects.

Diane is active in the community supporting programs that improve learning outcomes for children and young adults. She served as the president of Kindercaminata, a charitable organization that introduces low-income kindergartners to the promise of higher education, served five years on the Orange Unified School District board of education and is currently on the executive board for Orange Children and Parents Together Head Start.  She has been honored with the “Corazon Award for Excellence in Public Education”, a “Rising Woman in Technology” award, and with the “Woman Who Makes a Difference in Orange County” award. 

Diane is also a certified online instructor, credentialed mentor teacher in sales, marketing and finance, and an accreditation evaluator for WSCUC. She holds a MA in Educational Technology, a MBA, and is a 2016 doctoral candidate at the Claremont Graduate University.

  • Marketing
PHD in Education
Claremont Graduate University
MA in Educational Technology
Pepperdine University
University of La Verne
Scholarly Activities
Conference Presentation, “Digital Badging and Competency-based Education”, New Media Consortium                 2015
Conference Presentation, “Using Digital Badges in Competency-based Education”, Educause 2015
Conference Presentation, “Innovating Credentials”, Lumina Foundation Parchment Summit 2016
Professional Experience
Account Executive, AT&T
Sales management leadership for national accounts and subject-matter expert
1979-86; 1996-01
Account Executive, IBM
Sales management leadership for national accounts and subject-matter expert
Consultant, small business owner
Clients included local government, business and education