Dr. Carol S. Long is Interim President at the State University of New York College at Geneseo. From July 2009 to September 2013, Long served SUNY Geneseo as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. Prior her work at SUNY Geneseo, she was Professor of English and Dean of the College at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Long holds her B.A. from Pomona College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Northwestern University. She has a deep interest in interdisciplinary studies, and her most recent research is in the area of Rhetoric of Science; she has team-taught with chemists, biologists, mathematicians, visual and theatrical artists, environmental scientists and historians. Her administrative interests have focused on curriculum, technology, and international education; her experience has included regional accreditation work, facilities design, grant writing, major gift fundraising, service on boards such as the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education and the Consortium for Faculty Diversity, and participation with consortia such as the Annapolis Group and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
Outside of academia, she has a long-standing interest in whitewater rafting and kayaking.