Steven Aubery Long


Lecturer of English
University of Houston, Central Campus

Ph.D. in English, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2002
M.A. in English, University of Northern Colorado, 1994
B.A. in Communications: English Literature, and Philosophy & Religion, 1991



Steven Aubery Long earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication with a specialization in English Literature and Philosophy and Religion from Graceland College. He earned his M.A. in English from Northern Colorado University and Ph.D. in English from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He taught as professor of English and Instructor of Philosophy and Religion at Culver-Stockton College from 2002 to 2016, where he helped develop and then direct that college’s first Honors Scholars Program. While at Culver-Stockton, he directed the Young Writers’ Conference, a yearly seminar for high school creative writers, and served on the Literature Advisory Board for the Missouri Arts Council.

He now teaches both English and American Literature and undergraduate research writing at the University of Houston. He writes creative and academic work and recently completed a book manuscript for a handbook on developing research projects titled Curious Ways: A Poetics of Research Writing and Exploration and published a short story in Bodega Magazine.


  • Cognitive flow states and reading competence 
  • Research writing-across-the-curriculum  
  • Pedagogies of applied “deep learning” theory 
  • Interest based learning (IBL) 
  • Generative rhetoric and applied tagmemics 
  • Comparative linguistics 
  • Semiotics and communication theory