Dr. Kim Cliett LongDr. Long currently serves as president and C.E.O. of Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now, a boutique firm serving colleges, universities, industry and entrepreneurs in the development of high quality distance learning and faculty development programs as well as consultation on instructional design and adult degree programs.

Dr. Kim Cliett Long retired June, 2017, as Associate Provost for Administration and Extended Education and Professor of Organizational Management at Wiley College. In this position, Dr. Long led priority efforts on
behalf of the Provost related to all aspects of Wiley College’s academic mission, including strategic planning and academic program development. She also worked closely with the Provost and Associate Provost for Curriculum and Instruction on a range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of academic programs and the academic reputation of Wiley College.

Dr. Long also provided campus-wide innovative academic leadership to enhance the undergraduate experience at Wiley College by spearheading the College’s most innovative projects in online learning and technology in the classroom, uninhibited by pre-existing culture and structures and by encouraging interdisciplinary initiatives in curriculum and pedagogy.

Further, Dr. Long directed the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning. The CEDL was founded to serve as a collaborative effort to ensure that HBCUs had access to ways to introduce teaching and learning using technology. The CEDL has been instrumental in mentoring other HBCUs in the process of starting high quality online programs that are affordable to the institution and benecial for students everywhere. Additionally, Dr. Long was the coordinator for the Wiley College Provost’s Roundtable with the chief responsibility for creating and executing a monthly professional development program for new and junior faculty with an emphasis on technology integration in the classroom. Dr. Long’s research interests include servant leadership and distance education access for diverse and underserved learners.

Dr. Long earned an Ed.D. degree from Northcentral University in Organizational Leadership. She is a Distance Learning Specialist certified in Distance Education by the University of West Georgia. She has earned the following certifications: Certified Program Planner in the area of Learning Program Management, Certified Faculty Developer and Certified Adult Educator. As a lifelong learner, she is currently working on a Ph.D. in General Psychology with an emphasis in Integrating Learning, Psychology and Technology from Grand Canyon University. Her M.S. degree from Mountain State University was earned in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis on Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy.

Dr. Long has a long record of board service ranging from international, federal, state and local boards. She has vast experience and service as a community fundraiser having directly raised over $20 million for the arts, children’s causes and educational initiatives. Most notably, she served on the transition team for Gov. Jeb Bush during his second term as the Governor of Florida. She received gubernatorial appointments to serve on the Board of Edison State College, now, Florida Southwestern State College for five years with one term as Chairman, the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, the Florida Education Foundation Board and the Florida Humanities Council. Dr. Long participated twice as a select member of the Oxford Roundtable in Oxford, England.

Currently, she serves as an Advisory Board Member for Campus Technology magazine and on the Editorial Board, International Journal of Communication Technology for Social Networks. Dr. Long was previously invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for the 2nd International Conference on Development Finance.

Most recently, she was nominated by invitation only to author the article on “E-Learning, Information Technology and Student Success” in a new reference project launched by the Oxford University Press: Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. She was also a select expert member of the Online Learning Consortium’s Quality Scorecard committee. The OLC Quality Scorecard uses research-based benchmarks and standards of excellence to help higher education institutions evaluate their online and blended learning programs. Institutions use the scorecard to determine strengths and opportunities for improvement of their programs, and to initiate planning efforts to address areas that require enhancement.

Dr. Long is an Associate Editor for the Electronic Journal of e-Learning, published by ACPI, headquartered in England; and, was invited to serve as the Guest Editor for the December, 2016, Special Issue on Research Methodologies in e-Learning. She served as an Executive Committee member for the Courseware in Context Framework, a national initiative funded by the Bill andMelinda Gates Foundation. Further, she was elected to serve as a Board Member for the Online Learning Consortium, the world’s leading and largest organization in the Field of Online Education at the November 2016 International Conference. She also serves on the board of HBCUgrow, a consortium of people dedicated to helping HBCUs grow enrollment and alumni giving, and tackle the changing landscape of marketing challenges. She is a sought after speaker and thought leader on innovation in academic affairs and administration using 21st Century technologies, adult learning and degree completion and certificate and credentialing programs especially at minority serving and historically black colleges and universities.

Dr. Long was invited to be a Chair/Speaker at the Educational Leadership Forum at World Education Day-2017 with a theme of “Inheritance, Innovation, Development, and Philanthropy” which was held September 27-29, 2017 in Dalian, China. She was invited to deliver the closing keynote address for the International Online Learning Consortium Accelerate conference in November 15-17 to be held in Orlando, Florida.

Most recently, she served as steering committee chairperson for the World Premiere of the Requiem for Rice on October 22, 2017 held at Mother Emanuel A.M. E. Church in Charleston, S.C. She is also an avid art collector and owner/curator of the traveling museum exhibit: Jonathan Green—The Artist as Servant Leader.

Moreover, Dr. Long and her team of experts at Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now, continues to lead educational institutions in the development of online, faculty development and adult degree completion programs.