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Georgia State names new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Posted On May 18, 2011
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Jeremy Craig, 404-413-1357
University Relations

ATLANTA – Georgia State University Provost Risa Palm announced today (May 18) that William J. Long, chair and professor of international affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will become dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 8.

“I am very pleased that Bill Long will be joining us at this turning point in our history,” the provost said. “Outstanding leadership in our largest college is crucial for Georgia State to meet its goals. I have every confidence that Bill will provide just that leadership.”

William J. LongAs dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Long will lead more than 40 academic departments and interdisciplinary centers, with programs in the fine arts, humanities, natural and computational sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. In addition to his role as dean of the college, he will also serve as a professor of political science.

“I am honored and excited to serve as the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University,” Long said. “Georgia State is a diverse and dynamic institution entering its second century with a clear vision for creating the great urban university.

“The university’s aspirations to enhance the quality of the educational experience, the renown of its research excellence and its connections to the local and global community provide clear guideposts for its success,” he added. “The College of Arts and Sciences will play a major role in meeting these aims, and I am looking forward to working with the faculty and staff in the college as well as the university’s leadership toward these ends.”

Long has been a faculty member at Georgia Tech since 1991 and an academic administrator since 1993. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and his law degree from Georgetown University.

He is the author of four books, including “Pandemics and Peace: Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict,” which was published this year, as well as “War and Reconciliation,” “Economic Incentives and Bilateral Cooperation,” and “U.S. Export Control Policy: Executive Autonomy Versus Congressional Reform.”

Long’s fields of interest include health diplomacy and transnational governance, international cooperation and conflict resolution, international political economy, and international trade and technology transfer. He has received multiple research and teaching awards from the United States Institute of Peace, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Hew, Pew, Sloan, and MacArthur Foundations, the Fulbright Commission, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Commission of the European Union.

Long has served as principal investigator on several high-profile programs, including the Sam Nunn School’s program on Science, Technology and International Security, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.