About Me...

My name is Nathan Long, current president of Saybrook University (bi-located in Oakland, California and Bellevue, Washington). Having spent nearly twenty years in higher education serving in a variety of roles (student affairs, faculty, dean, and president), I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of an enterprise that is changing lives, organizations and communities. Despite the challenges that come with leading a non-profit, private institution in today's complex world, I find pure joy in working with phenomenal people to dream, create, and sustain experiences that truly enhance hundreds of lives.

In addition to my work in higher education, I find great satisfaction in serving the community, attending concerts and plays, performing music, making and sampling unique culinary creations, as well as exploring all our regions have to offer.

Again, thank you for stopping by my website. Should you want to get a deeper view of my professional background, read more here...

 Nathan and Kim Long

Nathan and Kim Long


Years in higher education


academic Credentials

UC: Doctor of Education, Educational Studies (Cognates: History, Sociology, Peace and Urban Education)

UC: Master of Education, Educational Studies (Cognates: Psychology and Sociology)

UK: Bachelor of Music, Performance (Major: Trombone; Cognate: Conducting)


2014-Present: Saybrook University, Oakland, CA

2010-2014: The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Faculty and administrative roles

2006-2014: Assistant and Associate Professor, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Science

2005-2012: Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati; Part-Time Faculty (Research Methods) and Dissertation Advisor/Mentor, Walden University


Selected Undergraduate Courses and Content: Introduction to Sociology, Cultural Differences, Schooling and Teaching in America, Baccalaureate Thesis Chair; Lifespan Development 

Selected Graduate Courses and Content: History of African American Education, 1609-1865 & 1865-Present; Politics of Education; Lifespan Development; Quantitative Research; Qualitative Research; Research Design, Methods, and Approaches; Dissertation Advisor/Mentor (30+ students)

Publications (Selected)

The Origins, Early Developments, and Present-Day Impacts of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corp on the American Public Schools (Doctoral Dissertation)

Education as Enforcement (Chapter 10: The Proliferation of JROTC, Co-Authored with M. Berlowitz)

Reflections of African American Peace Leaders, A Documentary History, 1898-1967 (Edited Edition, Co-Editors M. Berlowitz and E. Jackson)

Outside areas of interest

Trombone, Professional and Amateur Performing

Theatre (Dramas of the August Wilson, Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare variety)

U.S. Presidential Biographies, U.S. & World History, African American History, Political Economics

Technology, Including the Newest Learning and Social Media Technologies