Susan Diana Longerbeam


Susan Diana Longerbeam is Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University, where she leads a graduate student affairs program. She served as a university health services director and interim dean of students at Oregon State University, and holds a Ph.D. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, a masters in Health Services Administration from Antioch University, and a bachelors in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served on the ACPA Commission on Professional Preparation and the NASPA Faculty Fellows and Council. Dr. Longerbeam's scholarship focuses on culture, campus climate and student success in higher education. Recent publications include: "We cannot reach them": Chinese undergraduate student perceptions of the U.S. campus climate" (2013); Putting old tensions to rest: Integrating multicultural education and global learning to advance student development (2013); Developing openness to diversity in living-learning program participants (2010); and Contemporary college contexts: College environments for student learning and retention at a southwestern U.S. university (2010); and reflective work: Encounters with angels: A struggle to return home from study abroad (2015); One journey of compassion: My search for inspiriting leadership (2013); “You home? Meet me on the stairway:” Lessons of living together (2009).

Author's Books

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths

A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching


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