Christian Long, Ed.M.
Christian is an educator, school planner, and passionate advocate for innovative learning communities.
He holds a master’s degree in education, with a concentration in school design, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English and a certificate of secondary education from Indiana University (Bloomington). Additionally, he was a Klingenstein Summer Fellow for emerging school leaders at Teachers College, Columbia University and participated in the summer-long Career Discovery Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Prior to joining the school design industry, he spent more than a decade as an educator, coach, program director, and experiential education leader in the US, as well as an educator in Japan and on the Navajo Reservation. Most recently, he authored and directed an innovative architecture, design, and planning program for urban high school students in Washington D.C. and was a volunteer educator at the National Building Museum.
Christian speaks nationally and internationally on topics ranging from emerging trends in education to innovative school planning practices. In addition to advising the DesignShare blog, Christian authors the “think:lab” blog with a specific research focus on making connections between technology, educational trends, school design, and developing web2.0 conversations.
Before leading DesignShare as the past President & CEO, Mr. Long served as director of research and planning for learning environments at Huckabee, a Texas-based architecture firm specializing in K-12 schools.
He lives in Texas with his wife who is a middle school Principal and history teacher, their newly born son, and 2 dogs.