Nicholas Longo


Contact Information:


Feinstein Academic Center 315


Ph.D. - Education University of Minnesota

Brief Biography:

Nicholas V. Longo is a professor in the Department of Global Studies and a faculty fellow for engaged scholarship with the Center for Teaching Excellence at Providence College. He also co-directs the Dialogue, Inclusion, and Democracy (DID) Lab which focuses on using deliberative, community-based pedagogies to promote equity and democracy, and he is a faculty mentor and board member of College Unbound, a college working to re-invent higher education for returning adult learners.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Civic education; engaged learning; community-based learning; deliberative pedagogy; youth political engagement

Selected Publications:

Longo, N. (2023) Practicing Democracy: A Toolkit for Educating Civic Professionals. AAC&U and Campus Compact

Longo, N. (2023) Putting Deliberative Pedagogy in Place: How Colleges and Universities Can Help Build a More Democratic Society. Metropolitan Universities.13-26.

Longo, N. (2022) Deliberative Pedagogy: Staging Grounds for Democratic Renewal. (TIAA Institute),

Longo, N. (2022) Does Place Still Matter? The Future of Higher Education Depends on Vibrant Local Communities. (TIAA Institute),

Longo, N. McMillan, J. (2020) Knowledge Exists in Many Spaces: Civic Possibilities through Deliberative Pedagogy. Journal of Language & Literacy Education .

Longo, N. Shaffer, T. (2019) Creating Space for Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education. Stylus

Longo, N. (2019) In Julie A. Hatcher, Robert G. Bringle, and Thomas W. Hahn (Ed.), Service Learning and the Democratic Project: Building Bridges for the Next Generation Research Agenda. Stylus

Longo, N. Shaffer, T. Manosevitch, I. Thomas, M. (2017) Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement. Michigan State University Press

Longo, N. Alonso Garcia, N. (2017) Doing More with Less: Civic Practices for Longer-Term Impact in Global-Service Learning. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.(XXIX), 35-50.

Longo, N. Post, M. Ward, E. Saltmarsh, J. (2016) Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education. Stylus Publishing

Longo, N. Alonso Garcia, N. (2016) . (6), Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Longo, N. (2013) Deliberative Pedagogy in the Community: Connecting Deliberative Dialogue, Community Engagement, and Democratic Education. (9 ),

Longo, N. Gibson, C. (2011) From Command to Community: A New Approach to Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities. Tufts University Press

Longo, N. (2007) Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life. SUNY Press

Selected Presentations:

Perrotti, C. Longo, N. Plaut, J. Bush, A. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Washinton, DC - "Learning through collaboration: Cultivating a cross-institutional community engagement strategy " , 2023

Longo, N. Institute on Civic Prompts in the Major: Designs in Social Responsibility and the Public Good. AAC&U , Los Angeles and Washington, DC - "Thinking Outside the Classroom: Building Reciprocal, Asset-Based Community Partnerships to Educate Civic Professionals" , 2020

Longo, N. Bush, A. Eatman, T. Gururaj, S. AAC&U Annual Meeting on Shaping the Future of Higher Education. , Washington, DC - "Not Enough Impact: (Re)Imagining How ‘High Impact Practices’ Can Be Part of a Larger Agenda for Public Engagement" January, 2020

Longo, N. . National Campus Compact, Indianapolis, IN - "Dialogue for a Stronger Democracy: A Guide for the Perplexed" March, 2018

Longo, N. Keynote Speech for PACE Conference. North Carolina Campus Compact, Elon College - "Next Generation Engagement: Building on History, Charting New Pathways" February, 2018

Longo, N. . Colby College, Waterville, ME - "Civic Possibilities: A Workshop on Infusing Engagement into the Curriculum" November, 2017

Longo, N. Keynote Speech for Citizenship Week. Miami University, Hamilton, OH - "Thinking Outside the (Ballot) Box: Building Citizen Leadership for Democracy" September, 2016

Longo, N. Campus Compact. , Boston, MA - "Paper: Next Generation of Engagement Scholars: Who They Are and How Campuses can Support Them" March, 2016

Longo, N. Council on International Educational Exchange. , Berlin, Germany - "Session: Service-learning and Collaborative Engagement across Borders: Making Short-term Abroad Impact Last Locally" November, 2015

Longo, N. . , CHED Research Seminar Presentation at Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), the University of Cape Town - "Collaborative Engagement: A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning" June, 2015

Longo, N. Global Conference on Storytelling. , Lisbon, Portugal - "Paper: Community Voices: Stories of Peace and Justice. How to Integrate Meaningful Local and International Partnerships" May, 2014

Longo, N. Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). , Washington, DC - "Panel: Deppening Civic Learning and Community Engagement: Promising Efforts in Curriculum and Student Leadership Development" January, 2014

Longo, N. Association of American Colleges and Universities. , Providence, RI - "Presentation: Creating an Open and Global Mind: Case Studies on New England Global Programs, Global Teaching, and Learning" October, 2013

Longo, N. Council on International Educational Exchange. , Mumbai, India - "" June, 2013

Longo, N. Global University Network for Innovation. , Barcelona, Spain - "Visualizing Community and Justice" May, 2013

Bush, A. Longo, N. Driessen, M. Rhode Island Student Summit. Rhode Island Campus Compact Roger Williams University, - "Advocating for increased service-learning on campus" February, 2011