Dean of the School of Business and Humanities

Dr. Kim Martin Long is the founding dean of the School of Business and Humanities at Delaware Valley University, filling the last of the top administrative posts in a restructuring that was a precursor to achieving university status.

As associate dean of arts and sciences at Shippensburg University, a position she held since 2006, Dr. Long oversaw the coordination of the academic schedule; served as the college’s facilities coordinator, was responsible for coordinating logistics of a recent $7 million renovation of the art building; and served on a task force to create and implement a new student registration and orientation process.  She also served as the co-chair, with a faculty member, of the General Education Council and managed, with the School of Business, two interdisciplinary degrees in leadership and management.

Dr. Long also has had valuable experience with accreditation bodies, including Middle States, NCATE, and state teacher accreditation and has demonstrated collaborative leadership in her current position and in national and regional organizations. She is currently the outgoing chair of the Ethnic Studies Division of the Modern Language Association.

Dr. Long’s faculty experience includes serving as a lecturer and in adjunct positions at University of Texas at Dallas, North Lake College in Irving, Texas, and Texas Women’s University, before joining Shippensburg in 1995 as assistant professor of English. She received tenure in 2000 and earned the rank of professor in 2005.

As a faculty member, Dr. Long’s administrative and leadership experience included scholarly activity, active service and exceptional teaching credentials. She also has experience chairing committees on curriculum and faculty excellence.  She was a pioneer at Shippensburg University in online teaching as early as the 1990s.

Dr. Long currently has two books in progress, The American Eve: Ecofeminist Approaches to American Novels and English Education, The Next Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Teacher of English/Language Arts. She will be co-chairing an international conference in Pittsburgh in March of 2013 on multi-cultural American literature.

Her writing has also appeared in numerous books and journals, including: Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature, Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender, American Periodicals, and English in Texas: Journal of the Texas Council of Teachers of English. She has also made over 30 national conference presentations.


B.A. in English, North Texas State University
M.A. in English, University of North Texas
Ph.D. in American Literature, University of North Texas