Leroy Long III, PhD is a husband, youth ministry leader, mentor, educator, artist, author and dreamer. Dr. Long is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL where he directs a research team called Engineering, Arts & Sports Engagement (EASE).
In 2021, Dr. Long became the first Black person to earn tenure in the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. He also became the first US born Black man (American descendent of Black people who were enslaved) to earn tenure in any college on any Embry-Riddle campus.*
* These historical stats have not been verified by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
By day, Dr. Long teaches engineering classes, conducts educational research, and volunteers in the community as a college professor. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, competing in card and domino games, exercising, reading, writing poetry and traveling with his wife.
Dr. Long is from Dayton, OH - the birthplace of aviation, the cash register, Funk and the NFL's first game. He is a proud graduate of Dayton Public Schools and Wright STEPP - Wright State University's Science, Technology, and Engineering Preparatory Program.