More on Carolyn’s time at WSU Vancouver

Carolyn started working at Washington State University Vancouver in 1995, the same year she married her husband, Kevin. Carolyn has worked there ever since, as a tenured professor and in several administrative and leadership positions. Her research interests have focused on American Institutions, Public Law, American Public Policy and Public Civility. As a Fulbright Scholar, Carolyn has also taught in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana School of Social Sciences.

For her work, Carolyn has been awarded the Washington State University’s President’s Award for Leadership and Engagement (2015), and the Washington State University College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Institutional Service Award (2014). In 2015, she was named the inaugural Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility, housed in the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, a position she voluntarily left to run for office. Carolyn has participated in a variety of community endeavors which focus on economic development, community partnerships and civic engagement. In 2017, Carolyn was awarded the Iris H-RoC Award, which honors women in Southwest Washington who have promoted civil discourse, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.

Carolyn Long has authored two books in relation to her Constitutional Law research, one on the First Amendment and one on the Fourth Amendment: Religious Freedom and Indian Rights: The Case of Oregon v. Smith, and Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, respectively.