About Thomas Lawrence Long

Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long, associate professor-in-residence in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, has enjoyed a twenty-year career as a writer, editor, and writing coach in higher education, including universities and community colleges. As a professor of English in a school of nursing, he provides writing support consultation through the Center for Nursing Scholarship. He has published a book and articles on topics in the medical humanities (literary and cultural representations of the body, sexuality, and disease), has served as editor-in-chief of an international literary journal, and has been a consultant for individual, business, and government clients. His PhD is in English (with a specialization in early American studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania); he has two MA degrees (one in English from the University of Illinois, the other in Theology from the Catholic University of America). He is a member of the Modern Language Association, of the International Writing Centers Association, of the International Academy of Nursing Editors, of the Semiotic Society of America, of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, and of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, as well as a member of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities. He maintains a personal blog called The Long View. You can also view his profile at Academic.edu or follow him on Facebook or contact him via email: Thomas.Long <at> UConn.edu (replacing <at> with @).


10 thoughts on “About Thomas Lawrence Long

  1. Greetings Dr. Long,
    I am a ANCC Board certified psychiatric nurse at WW Backus Hospital in Norwich,Ct. I recently recieved a forwarded E-mail from a colleague indicating that submissions for AJN (“Art of Nursing”)
    creative writing were being accepted. I am a published author (please visit my web site as stated above) and I am a recording artist who has recorded all of my poetry which is set to music. I have donated several of my CD’s to hospices, long term care facilities and organizations that work with disabled.
    I am not sure if you are interested in considering any of my writing, but I would appreciate your thoughts.

    Tamara.(prounounced Tommorrah)

  2. Hello, Tamara. Thanks for your comment. Of course I can’t speak for journal editors about what they are seeking for a particular journal or for a particular issue of a journal, but generally editors welcome a query from writers via email to sound them out before submitting something. So I would encourage you to contact the editors of AJN. I stay pretty busy with work for the School of Nursing so I’m reluctant to take on outside work. Are you a U Conn alumna? –Tom Long

  3. Dear Dr. Long,
    I am a nurse and HR Manager at Bangkok Hatyai Hospital (southern of Thailand).(Have you been come to Thailand?). Now I study on Ph.D. program and try to dissertation topic is Nurse engagement in Private Hospital. I develop measure for finding attribute of Nurse Engagement.
    I interest your article (Nurse engagement)and if I would to learn full paper for reference my dissertation. How do I do?

    Best Regards,

  4. Hi, Lawrence.

    Glad I found your blog.

    I’m working to expand my own use of the narrative form in clinical practice, from progress notes to reporting off patients to colleagues at end of shift or upon transfer to other units.

    I’m also exploring the use of narrative as a teaching tool.

    I’ve included your work on my own blogroll, and will be visiting often.

    Thanks, Jerry

  5. You’re welcome, Jerry. Sounds like you are doing interesting work. You no doubt know Catherine Kohler Riessman’s _Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences_ published by SAGE.

  6. Thanks for having this blog resource for the wider world and not just internal to U Conn. And thank you for your NYU MedHum blog post “Don’t Forget the Nurses.”
    I’m an Associate Professor at University of Washington School of Nursing and teach writing-intensive health policy courses. I’m also holding weekly lunchtime “Poetry and Prose Rounds” in our health science’s library–open to students, faculty and staff across disciplines. I write a blog “Medical Margins” on health policy and nursing (josephineensign.wordpress.com).
    Two questions: 1) Do you know of other ‘serious’ health policy/nursing blogs?
    2) Do you have Ideas for better networking for nurse educators who ‘do’ creative writing and/or narrative medicine in and out of the classroom?
    Josephine Ensign, FNP, DrPH

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