Dr. Mark C. Long, Professor Emeritus of English at Keene State College, is a classroom teacher, specialist in pedagogy and teacher development, professional mentor, and developmental editor. In addition to twenty-three years teaching English, American, and Environmental Studies at Keene State College, Mark has taught at the University of Washington, Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, and Phillips Exeter Academy.

An academic generalist with intellectual expertise in American literature, poetry and poetics, writing studies, and the environmental humanities, Mark has delivered hundreds of conference presentations and published over fifty essays, book chapters, and reviews—including two co-edited books, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (2018) and Teaching North American Environmental Literature (2008), as well as reference essays in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry, Oxford Bibliographies in American Literature, and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to American Poetry.

Complimenting his contributions in teaching and scholarship is Mark’s dedication to strengthening academic work: in multiple terms as English department chair, coordinator of American Studies, director of general education, and coordinator of first-year writing. He was co-founder and, for over ten years, co-facilitator of the Calderwood Institute on the Teaching of Writing. Beyond Keene State College, Mark served as member and chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities for the Modern Language Association (MLA) and, for ten years, as the organizer of the small college department session for the MLA’s Association of Departments of English (ADE).

Since 1990 Mark has collaborated with colleagues in the US and abroad building the field of the environmental humanities. He served as elected member of the executive council, vice president, and president of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), and is co-founder of the Environmental Literature Institute (ELI) at Phillips Exeter Academy. In 2013, Mark received the ASLE Excellence and Outstanding Service in Mentoring Award and, in 2019, was named an Honorary Member of ASLE.

Currently, Mark serves as president of the William Carlos Williams Society.