Constitution Day will be observed at East Central University on Monday, Sept. 17, with a lecture by Dr. Carolyn Long entitled “Employment Division v. Smith After 20 Years: Religious Liberty and Contemporary Policy Issues.”
The lecture, co-sponsored by the Rothbaum Lecture and Hayes Native American Studies Center, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus.
Long is an associate professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs and the interim vice chancellor of academic affairs at Washington State University Vancouver. She has taught courses on the American Constitution, Civil Liberties, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, the Judicial Process, Administrative Jurisprudence, Congressional Politics, Public Policy and American Institutions at WSUV since 1995.
She received her B.A. in political science and rhetoric and communication from the University of Oregon in 1989 and her doctorate in political science from Rutgers University in 1997.
Her research interests include American institutions, public law and America public policy.
Long is the author of two books, Religious Freedom and Indian Rights: The Case of Oregon v. Smith, which was a finalist for the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and was onChoice Magazine’s 2001 Outstanding Academic Titles List, Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, which received an Honorable Mention in Legal History from the Langum Project for Historical Literature in 2007.
She is currently working on a book on Newdow v. U.S. Congress: The Pledge and the Ninth Circuit for the University Press of Kansas.
Long was a Fulbright Scholar at Slovenia’s University of Ljubljana School of Social Sciences in 2009-10, and retains a position as faculty in the Global Studies Graduate Program.