David Long is a historian whose interests include the evolution of the American West’s hydraulic society in the 19th and 20th centuries. He earned his B.A. and Ph.D. from the UNC – Chapel Hill where he also served as Senior Fellow for the Weiss Urban Livability Program and an assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research. In addition to research concerning the impact of World War II on American cities, his published work has focused on urban development and water politics in the San Francisco Bay Area. His writings have received awards from the Georgia Historical Quarterly and Duquesne University Press. He plans to continue the work that has evolved from his dissertation – “The Flume Wildcatters: San Francisco, Private Waterworks, and Urban Development in the American West’s Hydraulic Society, 1850-1930.” Additionally, he would like to facilitate connections between UNC Global and his home institution, Durham Technical Community College.
Currently, Long teaches history at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. He is also the Chair of Social Sciences/Humanities and the Associate in General Studies Program Director within the institution’s University Transfer Department.