Susan M. Long

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Ph.D. 2009, Psychology, Community and Prevention Research Division 
Minor: Statistical Methods and Measurement
Dissertation: Abused homeless women’s journeys from shelters to home: An examination of the coping process

M.A. 2006, Psychology, Community and Prevention Research Division Master’s Thesis: The mediational effects of mastery on the association between employment and depression for low income women

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

B.A. 2001 cum laude, Psychology, Women’s & Gender Studies 
Honor’s Thesis: Women’s social class identities and the college experience

Research Interests

Violence against women
Institutional responses to violence
Sexual assault program evaluation
Community-based violence prevention

Women in poverty
Stress and coping process
Influence of environmental stressors on mental health

Courses Taught

Community Psychology
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Gender-Based Violence
Introduction to Psychology Labs
Research Methods and Statistics
Social Labels & Identity

Selected Publications

*Indicates undergraduate student collaborators

Long, S. M., Sully*, E., Naumann*, M. (In preparation). Examining connections between formal social support systems for homeless battered women.

Long, S. M., Yohannes*, W., & Jhummon*, D. (Under review). Child-centered concerns of homeless abused mothers.

Long, S. M. (Under review). Making systems work: How women navigate homelessness after leaving abusive partners.

Mason, G. M., Ullman, S. E., Long, S. M., Long, L. L., & Starzynski, L. L. (2009). Social support and risk of sexual assault revictimization. Journal of Community Psychology 37,  58-72.

Ullman, S. E. & Long, S. M. (2008). Factor structure of PTSD in a community sample of sexual assault survivors. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 9, 507-524.

Ullman, S. E., Starzynski, L. L, Long, S. M., Mason, G. E., & Long, L. M. (2008). Exploring the relationships of women’s sexual assault disclosure, social reactions, and problem drinking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 1235-1257.

Long, S. M., Ullman, S. E., Long, L. M., Mason, G. E., & Starzynski, L. L. (2007). Similarities and differences in women’s sexual assault experiences by sexual orientation. Violence & Victims, 22, 684-701.

Ostrove, J. M. & Long, S. M. (2007). Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment. Review of Higher Education, 30,363-389.

Starzynski, L. L., Ullman, S. E., Townsend, S. M., Long, L. M., & Long, S. M. (2007). What factors predict women’s disclosure of sexual assault to mental health professionals? Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 619-638.

Campbell, R. M., Long, S. M., Townsend, S. M., Kinnison, K., Pulley, E., Adames, S., & Wasco, S. (2007). Sexual assault nurse examiners’ (SANEs) experiences providing expert witness court testimony. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 3, 7-14.

Staggs, S. L., Long, S. M., Mason, G. E., Krishnan, S. R., & Riger, S. (2007). Intimate partner violence, social support, and employment in the post-welfare reform era. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22, 345-367.

Long, L. M., Ullman, S. E., Starzynski, L. L., Long, S. M., & Mason, G. E. (2007). Age and educational differences in African American women’s sexual assault experiences. Feminist Criminology, 2, 117-136.

Campbell, R. M., Townsend, S. M., Long, S. M., Kinnison, K., Pulley, E., Adames, S., & Wasco, S. (2006). Responding to sexual assault victims’ medical and emotional needs: A national study of the services provided by SANE programs. Research in Nursing & Health, 29, 384-398.

Campbell, R. M., Townsend, S. M., Long, S. M., Kinnison, K., Pulley, E., & Adames, B. (2005). Organizational characteristics of sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs: Results from the National Survey of SANE Programs. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 7, 57-64, 88.

Recent Conference Presentations

Sully, E.*, Naumann, M.*, & Long, S. M. (2014, May). How formal social supports help and hinder homeless battered women. Poster to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.

Lien, A., Darlaston-Jones, D., Dworkin, E., Grohe, H., Barlow, J., Ronayne, M., Thai, N., Belyaev-Glantsman, O., Rowley, R., Long, S. M., & Deacon, Z. (June, 2013). Social justice in the classroom: Teaching controversial topics. Workshop held at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Meeting, Coral Gables, FL.

Odahl, C., Houston, J., Belyaev-Glantsman, O., & Long, S. M. (June, 2013). Women in research: Giving voice to the female experience. Roundtable held at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Meeting, Coral Gables, FL.

Schleihofer, M., Long, S. M., Sabina, C. (2013, June). Early career development training preconference workshop. Workshop held at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Meeting, Coral Gables, FL.

Yohannes*, W., Jhummon*, D., & Long, S. M. (2013, May).How homeless battered women protect and support their children. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.

Stevenson, M. C., Long, S. M., Becker, Lora. (2012, May). Students Appreciate Unannounced Quizzes After Exposure To Them In Class.  Presentation given at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Schlehofer, M., Enchautegui-de-Jesus, N., Ferrari, J., Guitterez, L., Hazel, K. Long, S. M., Majer, J., Phillips, S., Tran, N., & Zimmerman, L. (June, 2011). Experiential learning in undergraduate community psychology courses. Roundtable presented at the Society for Community Research in Action, Chicago, IL.

Long, S.M. (2010, May). The Process of Rehousing for Homeless Abused Women.  Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.

Riger, S., Staggs, S. L., & Long, S. M. (2007, October). Challenges in Conducting Policy- Relevant Research. Topic Brainstorm Session conducted at the Midwest Ecological Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mason, G. E., Staggs, S. L., Long, S. M., & Krishnan, S. R. (2006, May). How Social Support Affects Abuse and Employment for Low-Income Women. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting, Chicago, IL.

Long, S. M. (2005, October). The Diversity Within: How Does Racial Awareness Affect the Work of White Community Psychologists? Innovative Session conducted at the Midwest Ecological Conference, Saugatuck, MI 

Krishnan, S. R., Mason, G. E., Griffiths, K., Long, S. M., Kasturirangan, A., & Staggs, S. L. (2005, June). The Impact of Performance Measurement on Domestic Violence Agencies.  Roundtable conducted at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Urbana, IL.

Staggs, S. L., Long, S. M., Krishnan, S. R., & Mason, G. E. (2005, June). How States Measure the Performance of Funded Domestic Violence Agencies. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Urbana, IL.

Krishnan, S. R., Long, S. M., Mason, G. E., Riger, S., & Staggs, S. L. (2005, May). Performance Measurement in Community-Based Organizations. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Ostrove, J.M., & Long, S.M. (2001, August). White women’s social class identity and the college experience. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Invited Guest Lectures

April, 2013 “Life at a SLAC” Community & Prevention Research Brownbag, UIC, Invited by Dina Birman, Ph.D.

September, 2008 “Theories of Ecology” Criminology & Violence, UIC, Invited by Paul Schewe, PhD

October, 2007 “Confidence Intervals” Statistical Methods for Behavioral Sciences, UIC, Invited by Michael Levine, PhD

October, 2006 “Theories of Ecology” Introduction to Community Psychology, UIC, Invited by Olga Reyes, PhD

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association
Midwest Psychological Association
Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27)
Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35)
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
Statistics Without Borders

Awards and Honors

2008 Harry S. Upshaw Award for Excellence in Teaching
2001 Macalester College Student Employee of the Year