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Kenneth Long, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Political Science Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ph.D., The University at Albany
M.P.A., Syracuse University
B.A., The University at Albany 
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Kenneth Long is is Professor of History and Political Science. He is the author of three books: The Trouble with America; Contemporary Anti-Muslim Politics; and Problems of Political Secularism. He has also published many articles on American politics, foreign policy, international relations, and political theory. He was Visiting Fulbright Professor at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and Concurrence Researcher at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden. He has guest lectured at various universities in Austria, China, Sweden, and the U.S.


Member, American Political Science Association

Courses Taught

POLS 125 American Government
HIST/POLS 204 Political Themes in American Music
POLS/SOCL 217 Race & Ethnicity
HIST/POLS 227 Latin America & the Caribbean
POLS 228/SOCL 227 Inequality in America
POLS 249 International Politics
HIST/POLS 273 History American Foreign Policy since Vietnam
POLS 310 Leadership, Activism, & Social Justice
PHIL/POLS 333 Political Philosophy
HIST/POLS 357 Israel and Palestine
POLS 499 Coordinating Seminar
PUBH 515 Fundamentals of Health Policy and Administration


Dr. Long’s research focuses on contemporary political difficulties, especially the ways in which limiting government power inadvertently advances the threat to representative governance by leaving inadequately addressed increasingly pressing human crises.