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Dr. Long is an instructor at Southeast Missouri State University where teaches Child Development and Family Finance. She previously published in Journal of Negro of Education at Howard University. She completed her graduate degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, where she received her Ph.D. and her masters’ degree at Northwestern State University, Louisiana.
Philosophy for Teaching:

I believe that students need different avenues of learning whether online, experiential learning or face to face to gain valuable skills to teach. I like to provide visual, auditory, hands on activities as learning opportunities for students. I like to use real life situations, story illustrations, and students’ experiences to connect the course material to practical and real-life settings that students may have or will encounter in their personal or professional lives. I believe that knowledge can be broaden and researched so I give online and oral exams.

What Area(s) do you teach?

Child Development and Family Finance


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Il

M.S., Education, Northwestern State University, Louisiana

B.S., General Studies, Northwestern State University, Louisiana

Why do I teach?

I love sharing ideas and experiences with others and gaining knowledge from their experiences of real-life situations. I enjoy teaching skills that students need and will utilize throughout their careers and lives. Therefore, it is a joy to teach Child Development and Family Finance.

Professional Highlight:

I often present at various conferences and oversee students in their practicum of early childhood care.

Most Recent/Notable Published Work:

I previously published in Journal of Negro of Education, Howard University

Best Advice for Students:

Go outside and enjoy nature and the surroundings. Go to parks, lakes or just take a walk to enjoy the beautiful environment around you. Do not cram for tests, connect to other students in your class and build a network to study for tests. Overall, enjoy your college experience and stay safe.