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Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar

Greg Long, Ph.D.
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Distinguished Teaching Professor

During this presentation, Greg Long will reflect on the changes, challenges, and opportunities NIU has experienced the past 25 years, during which faculty roles have significantly evolved. Expectations and responsibilities for teaching continue to change, especially regarding student engagement and use of technology. In addition, cultural views on power and group rights have attained much greater attention over this time.

Dr. Greg Long
Dr. Greg Long

Dr. Long will share stories, examples, and lessons learned from his roles as a faculty member and more recently the current Faculty Senate President and Executive Secretary of University Council. By wearing these “two hats,” Greg has gained invaluable insights about both teaching and other myriad responsibilities of 21st century faculty. 

As a long-time disability rights advocate, Dr. Long will discuss the concepts of pedagogy and power from a civil rights perspective with an emphasis on social justice. The presentation will close with suggestions for moving the university forward in a positive, inclusive, and collaborative fashion.

Greg Long is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. Upon finishing his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, he directed the Deaf Outreach Center, a mental health program for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. In 1991, Dr. Long moved to DeKalb and became the Director of Research at the Northern Illinois University Research and Training Program on Traditionally Underserved Persons Who Are Deaf. In 1994, he left the Center and became a full-time faculty member in the Rehabilitation Counseling program at NIU. He chaired NIU’s Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities from 2006-2014. In 2013, Dr. Long offered the university’s first MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) titled, “Perspectives on Disability.” The course received an international Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design and innovation in July 2014. His research interests include the impact of closed captioning on learning among college students as well as the use of videos to change attitudes about disability.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center
11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Refreshments
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m., Presentation and Q&A

No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!


Office of the Provost
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Last Updated: 1/24/2017