James Long, Jr.

Associate Professor

James Long, Jr. headshot

Ph.Dc.; Th.D.; MSW




School of Service and Leadership




James Long, Jr. joined IWU in May 2018 and serves as a full-time faculty member in the non-residential MSW program. Dr. Long has over 26 years of social work experience. He holds the license of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey since 1995. He is a Board Certified Professional Counselor and a Certified School Social Worker in New Jersey. Dr. Long has taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels at three colleges and universities since 1992. Dr. Long has worked as a medical social worker in a level 1 trauma center. He has prepared grant proposals for both public and private funding sources. He served as the Ryan White Funding Coordinator for a program which served homeless HIV/AIDS, MICA, and chronically mentally ill clients. He was the Director of Social Work at an inpatient psychiatric unit of a hospital. Since 1992, he has been the Director and Clinical Supervisor of an outpatient Christian social work practice in New Jersey. 

Teaching Interests

Dr. Long began his teaching career in 1992. He had taught in social work, psychology, and sociology programs at three New York/New Jersey colleges and universities. He began to teach full-time in the social work program at a Christian college in New York in 2008. During his time at that college, he served on the task force which developed the MSW program leading to CSWE accreditation, and he helped to create the clinical track for the MSW program. He has taught extensively in the BSW and MSW levels.


  • Ph.Dc., 2018, Capella University
  • Th.D., 2004, Masters Graduate School and Seminary
  • MSW, 1992, New York University
  • Th.B., Theology 1990, Northeastern Bible College
  • B.A., Bible 1989, Northeastern Bible College
  • B.A., Psychology & Counseling 1989, Northeastern Bible College


He has written and spoken extensively on the topics of forgiveness, reconciliation, conflict resolution, Christian worldview, and marriage enrichment. James is a frequent conference and retreat speaker.


Dr. Long resides in New Jersey with his wife, Amy and their three children, Abigail, Hannah and Isaiah.

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