Professor Dr. LaDonna Long
It was a tremendous honor to be recognized by my alma mater. The faculty shaped who I am as a faculty member and created an atmosphere for me to grow as a social justice professor dedicated to victim advocacy. It felt as though I came full circle; those who mentored me were able to see the fruit of their labor. Prof. LaDonna Long, PhD Chair of the Department of Government, Law and Justice

Dr. LaDonna Long, associate professor of criminal justice and chair of Roosevelt’s Department of Government, Law and Justice, was awarded the 2018 Distinguished PhD Alumni of the Year Award from her alma mater – the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Criminology, Law and Justice.

Prof. Long received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. She conducted a unique multi-method study of African American women sexual assault survivors in Chicago titled: Black Women’s Experiences with Multiple Sexual Victimization.

At the alumni award ceremony, Dr. Sarah E. Ullman, UIC professor of criminology, law and justice, said “Prof. Long has done pioneering research on sexual assault and domestic violence victims, including how victim advocates navigate their interactions with police and medical systems to help victims get justice and needed services.” Ullman continued, “We are extremely proud to have her with us today as a distinguished alumna of our doctoral program and an amazing role model for us all of outstanding academic achievement and leadership.” 

“It was a tremendous honor to be recognized by my alma mater,” said Prof. Long. “The faculty shaped who I am as a faculty member and created an atmosphere for me to grow as a social justice professor dedicated to victim advocacy. It felt as though I came full circle; those who mentored me were able to see the fruit of their labor.”

LaDonna Long has chaired Roosevelt’s Department of Government, Law, and Justice since 2017. This multi-discipline department includes political science, public administration, international studies, criminal justice, and paralegal studies. Chris Chulos, professor of history and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, notes “in addition to her important work as department chair, Prof. Long is an instrumental part of Roosevelt’s successful partnership with the University Center at Harper College.” Criminal justice is one of three bachelor’s degree programs that Harper College alumni can complete with Roosevelt onsite at Harper College and online. Prof. Long also serves as the confidential advisor to Roosevelt’s Sexual Respect and Title IX Committee.

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