North Central College - Naperville, IL

Lisa A. Long

Lisa A. Long, of Naperville, teaches a range of courses in American and African American literature, gender and women’s studies, writing and American studies in North Central College’s English program, and advises the student humor magazine The Kindling and the Students for Social Justice. Since joining the College faculty in 1998, Long has served in numerous roles including coordinator of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

The author of several books and edited texts, most recently White Scholars/African American Texts (Rutgers UP), Long has also written numerous published essays including the forthcoming “Contemporary Women’s Roles Through Hmong, Vietnamese, and American Eyes” in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies. Long is on the editorial board of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and has been a reviewer for several journals including American Literary History, PMLA, and College English. She serves on the advisory board of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and is a member of the Modern Language Association, the American Studies Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English, among others. She also serves on the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.

Among her past awards and honors are the Norman Foerster Prize for scholarship in American Literature (1997) and the Clarence S. Dissinger Award for excellence in teaching. Long holds a B.A. in English and political science from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. in English language and literature and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2007 Ruge Fellow

Lisa A. Long, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English