School of Life and Health Sciences
Ph.D., 1989, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
B.S., 1984, Olivet Nazarene University
At ONU since 1995, Dr. Long teaches toxicology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and invertebrate zoology. Research projects are an integral part of most classes he teaches.
Dr. Long works with qualified juniors and seniors in Olivet’s summer undergraduate research program. This is an intensive, full-time, ten-week program of research. His personal research interests include enzyme and protein chemistry, and cell biology.
Faculty sponsor for the biology club, Biophilic, Dr. Long participates with students in several community service projects each year. The club also sponsors study breaks (with pizza) and other social events for the biology majors at Olivet.
Dr. Long conducted research to determine the cellular mechanisms of lead and cadmium poisoning at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. for six years. He has numerous scientific publications from this work.
A year-round bicycle commuter, Dr. Long also enjoys computer programming, robotics, self-supported bicycle touring and playing the euphonium.
He and his wife, Meda, are the parents of three grown children. Two of them are college students majoring in zoology/biology.