John Shingler, Ph.D.

John Shingler, Ph.D.

  • Research Associate
  • Community and Economic Development Graduate Program Coordinator (and Instructor)
  • Co-Director of Consumer Services Information System Project
  • Co-Director of State Weatherization program Evaluation Project
1C Armsby
University Park, PA 16802


  • Ph.D., Community Studies and Planning, Penn State University, 1994

John has managed the CSIS Project for more than 25 years. He received his Ph.D. in Community Studies from Penn State University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. He is employed by Penn State University as a Research Associate, where his research focuses on low-income assistance and energy conservation programs.


Research Interests

Energy conservation and policy, community and economic development, organizational behavior, low income assistance programs and policy.

Current/Recent Courses

  • CEDEV 430: Principles of Community and Economic Development
  • CEDEV 596: Individual Studies


Determining eligibility for poverty-based assistance programs: Comparing the federally established poverty level with the self-sufficiency standard for Pennsylvania.
Poverty and Public Policy Journal, Shingler, John, Alter, Ted, Mukhopudhyay, Asa, Findeis, Jill, 2011