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Kimberly Long

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Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Dr. Long is a North Dakota native. She has a wide range of interests, with undergraduate degrees in biology, psychology, social and behavioral science, and minored in philosophy and theology. She holds a master’s degree in management, a post-graduate certificate in executive human resource management and consulting, and a Ph.D. in industrial psychology. Prior to moving into higher education in 2005, she worked in the commercial construction distribution and manufacturing industries and has owned her own management consulting business. Dr. Long has been in Catholic higher education since 2008. Her father is a now-retired Deacon in the Catholic church after serving 35 years in active ministry. Her mother is a long-time Diocesan employee, and is a now-retired director of family ministry for the Diocese of Bismarck (North Dakota). She has been married to Dr. Jim Long; a professor of business leadership, management, and finance; since 1990. They share their small farm south of Wichita with four horses, two dogs, a parrot, and fish. They also enjoy a small collection of classic vehicles including a 1950 Studebaker Champion, a 1954 Chevy pickup, a 1955 Ford dump truck, and a 1963 Chevy pickup, a habit they took up while working with her dad, Deacon Rex, on his own collection of classic autos.

Ph.D., M.MGT.


Capella University

Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2006


Capella University

Post-Graduate Certificate in Executive Human Resource Management and Consulting, 2003


University of Mary

Master of Management, 2000. 


University of Mary

Bachelor of Science Social and Behavioral Science, minor in Philosophy and Theology, 1999.


University of Mary

Associate of Arts in Psychology, 1995


Bismarck State College

Associate of Science in Biology, 1995. 

Areas of Expertise:
  • Leadership and Followership
  • Social Power
  • Teaching Research Methods to Social and Applied Science Students
Research Interest:
  • Leadership and Followership
  • Social Power
  • Higher Education Administration
Publications & Presentations:
  • McDowall-Long, K. (2004). Mentoring relationships: implications for practitioners and suggestions for future research. Human Resource Development International, 7(4), 519–534.
  • Co-Editor for book: Walsh, Monsignor Gerald J. (2009). I will appoint you Shepherds: Stories of deceased bishops and priests who have served the Diocese of Bismarck. Bismarck: Diocese of Bismarck.
Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Peer Evaluator
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • American Psychological Association
Recognition & Awards:
  • 2014 Nominated for Regents Award at the University of Mary
  • 2013 Nominated for Regents Award at the University of Mary
  • 2012 Nominated for Regents Award at the University of Mary
  • 2009-2010 Outstanding Staff Award (presented by University of Mary Student Government).
  • 2010. Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science. University of Mary.
  • 1999. Outstanding Senior Student in Social and Behavioral Science (voted by faculty). University of Mary,
  • 1999. Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges (nominated by faculty). Bismarck State College
  • 1992. Who’s Who Among Students in American High Schools (nominated by faculty). Century High School
  • 1987-1988. Who’s Who Among Students in American High Schools (nominated by faculty). Century High School, 

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