Lynette Long

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Lynette Long
Photo or Lynette Long 2017.jpg
Long in 2017
Born
Bronx, New York, United States
CitizenshipUnited States, Italy
EducationBachelor of Science in Zoology and Chemistry, Master of Science in Mathematics, Doctorate in Educational and Counseling Psychology
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
OccupationLicensed psychologist, university professor, author, playwright, political organizer, president of Equal Visibility Everywhere
Notable workCoining the term latchkey kid

Lynette Long is a former college professor who has published more than twenty-five books and dozens of articles and has written two award-winning plays. A math education expert, she is particularly interested in the math achievement of young girls. Long coined the phrase "latchkey children" with her husband Thomas Long and wrote the bestselling "Handbook for Latchkey Children and Their Working Parents." She is President and Founder of the not-for-profit: Equal Visibility Everywhere. During the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary, Long served as the Volunteer Florida State Organizer for Hillary Clinton. She was an at-large Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Long is an American feminist and contributor to the feminist movement in the United States.

Education[edit]

Long graduated in 1969 from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Chemistry. Subsequent to her undergraduate studies, Lynette went on to acquire a master's degree in Mathematics and PhD in educational and counseling psychology.

Equal Visibility Everywhere[edit]

Dr. Lynette Long pictured next to the statue of Amelia Earhart in National Statuary Hall.

Long is the founder and president of Equal Visibility Everywhere (EVE), a not-for-profit which focuses on researching the under-representation of women on our nation's symbols and icons: currency, stamps, statues, Google Doodles, monuments and memorials, street names, and national holidays.[1] Long was the first person to bring national attention to the fact that there was not a single woman represented on our nation's paper currency. As a result of her ground-breaking work and the efforts of other feminist groups, the Treasury Department will feature women on United States paper currency.[2] Her research has brought national attention to the fact that only nine of the one hundred statues in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol honor women.[3] Long has been instrumental in securing authorization for a statue of Amelia Earhart in the United States Capitol.[4][5] Long has focused awareness around the country on the general lack of female statuary which has led to an increase in the number of statues of women commissioned.[6] Long is also spearheading an effort to increase the number of Florida State Historical Markers honoring women. At the time of her initial research in 2017, only six of the 950 markers in the State of Florida specifically honored women.[7] Since 2017, Long has successfully applied for and found funding for numerous Florida State Historical Markers honoring women including, Miami Beach Preservationist Barbara Baer Capitman, Author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Doctor Eleanor Galt Simmons,[8] and Seminole Chief Betty Mae Tiger Jumper.[9] Long is a frequent public speaker often discussing her research on the lack of symbolic representation of women and its psychological impact on women and girls.[10]

Latchkey children[edit]

Long is responsible for coining the term latchkey kid and bringing to national attention the hidden plight of latchkey children.[11] A former elementary and middle school principal, Long noticed her students wearing house keys on chains around their necks. She interviewed these students and found that they were often lonely or afraid during the two or three hours they spent home alone after school. These initial conversations led to exhaustive research, hundreds of interviews with latchkey children, their parents, and former latchkey children.[12] The culmination of her work was published in The Handbook for Latchkey Children and Their Working Parents (with Thomas J. Long) and on my Own: The Kids Self-Care Book as well as in dozens of articles. Long's research has been reported by every major news outlet and in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles.[13][14]

Media personality[edit]

Long has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs as a child development expert including, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Phil Donahue Show, Geraldo, and The Merv Griffin Show. She was selected as the national spokesperson for Thomas J. Lipton and Company and Pets are Wonderful. Long was the host of ONE ON ONE WITH DR. LYNETTE LONG a call-in radio program in Okinawa, Japan. The program was hosted by the Armed Forces Network and was aimed at helping U.S. Service Members discuss problems related to the stress of overseas service.[15]

Professor[edit]

Long was a college professor at the Loyola University in Baltimore, American University in Washington, DC and at the University of Maryland – University College. Long has taught over thirty different courses in the areas of psychology, education and mathematics.

U.S. politics[edit]

Long has written numerous editorials on American politics published in newspapers around the country. Long was very active in the 2008 and 2016 Hillary Clinton Campaigns for the Presidency. In 2008 Long was an active blogger for Hillary and wrote a definitive piece on the impact of the caucuses on the outcome of the primary. In 2016 Long was the HRC Super Volunteers Florida State Captain. She worked in grassroots organizing everywhere from Panama City to Key West. A member of the Hillary for America Florida Leadership Committee for the 2016 Presidential Campaign,[16] Long also was elected as an at-large delegate for the State of Florida to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.[17]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Long, L., Painless Geometry, (3rd Edition), Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2018[18]
  • Long, L., Painless Algebra, (4th Edition), Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2016[19]
  • Long, L., Painless Algebra, (3rd Edition), Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2011
  • Long, L., Painless Geometry, (2nd Edition), Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2009
  • Long, L., Painless Algebra, (2nd Edition), Barron's Publishers, New York City, 2006
  • Long, L., Algebra Sin Dolor: Painless Algebra, Spanish Edition, Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge NY, 2005
  • Long, L., Math Smarts, Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Making Math More Fun! American Girl Library, Middleton, WI, 2004
  • Long, L., Wacky Word Problems, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2005
  • Long, L., Great Graphing and Sensational Statistics, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2004
  • Long, L., Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2002
  • Long, L., Groovy Geometry, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2003
  • Long, L., Measurement Mania, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2001
  • Long, L., Fabulous Fractions, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2001
  • Long, L., Dazzling Division, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2000
  • Long, L., Marvelous Multiplication, Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun! John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2000
  • Long, L., Painless Geometry, Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2001
  • Long, L., Painless Algebra, Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 1998
  • Long, L., One Dollar: My First Book About Money, Barron's Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 1998
  • Long, L., Domino, 1,2,3, Franklin Watts Ltd, London, England, 1998
  • Long, L., Dealing with Addition, Charlesbridge Publishers, Boston, MA, 1998
  • Long, L. and Teresa Mlawer, Sumemos Con El Domino, Spanish Edition, Charlesbridge Publishers, Boston, MA, 1997
  • Long, L., Domino Addition, Charlesbridge Publishers, Boston, MA, 1996
  • Long, L. & Hershberger, E., One Year to a College Degree, Huntington House Publishers, Louisiana, 1992
  • Long, L., Understanding/Responding: A Communication Manual for Nurses, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, 1992
  • Long, L., On My Own: The Kids Guide to Self-Care, Acropolis Publishers, Washington, DC., 1984
  • Long, L. & Long, T., The Handbook for Latchkey Children and Their Parents, Arbor House, New York, 1983
  • Long, L. , Paradise, L., & Long, T., Questioning: Skills for the Helping Process, Wadsworth, Monterey, CA, 1981
  • Long, L. & Prophit, P., Understanding/ Responding: Human Relations Development for Nurses, Wadsworth, Monterey, CA, 1981
  • Long, L., Listening-Responding: Human Relations Training for Teachers, Brooks/Cole Publishers, CA, 1978

Book chapters[edit]

  • Long, L. & Ihle, E. Philosophy of Education. In Sadker, M. and Sadker, D., Teachers, Schools and Society, New York, Random House, 1988
  • Sadker, M., Sadker, D. and Long, L., Gender and Educational Equity. In Banks, J. and Banks, C., Multicultural Education, New York, Allyn & Bacon, 1988
  • Long, L. and Long T. Childhood Full Circle, In Young America, Heritage Plantation, 1985
  • Long, T. And Long, L., Latchkey Children. In Katz, L., Current Topics in Early Childhood Education, Volume V, Ablex Publishing Company, Norwood, New Jersey, 1983
  • Long, L. Human Relations Training: Goals and Strategies. Reprinted in Dustin, R., Foxley, C and Colangelo, N., Multicultural Non-Sexist Education: A Human Relations Approach, Kendall/Hunt Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa, 1982
  • Long, L. It Just Wasn't What I Thought. In Watrin, Rita, A Personalized Approach to Individualized Instruction, New York, Ferris Publishing Company, 1979
  • Long, T. J. and Long, L. TA and Client Centered Therapy, In James, M. Techniques in TA for Psychotherapists and Counselors, Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1977, 183–197

Media[edit]

  • Long, L., Safe at Home, (Filmstrip and resource material), Arena Productions, A Division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
  • Long, L., Know Your Neighborhood, (Filmstrip and resource material), Arena Productions, A Division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
  • Long, L., Watching Younger Siblings, (Filmstrip and resource material), Arena Productions, A Division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago, Illinois, 1986

Plays[edit]

Long's plays focus on themes relevant to women issues and feminism.

  • Long, L. One in Two: We Won the Right to Choose But Not the Right to Grieve, produced at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC as well as several readings in New York and New Jersey.
  • Long, L. Sensational Surrogates, Winner 2nd Place, 30th Annual National One-Act Playwriting Contest, Dubuque, Iowa. Sensational Surrogates was produced at St. Joseph's Theatre, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Long, L. Stuck: A Day in the Life of a Therapist, Workshop in New York City.

Museum Curator[edit]

In 2020, Dr. Long curated an exhibit celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the United States. The exhibit titled, "Unfinished Business" highlighted the 72 year struggle of the suffragists movement.[20] Dr. Long developed the content of the exhibit which included the contributions of suffragists in the state of Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lynette Long - C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  2. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-04-30/news/bs-ed-women-on-currency-20100430_1_currency-alberta-women-suffrage https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042304816.html[bare URL]
  3. ^ "Nine statues of women in National Statuary Hall is not enough". sfgate.com. March 9, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "The US Capitol Is Full of White Supremacists". motherjones.com. March 21, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Simon, Richard (April 7, 2014). "A plea for gender equity in the halls of U.S. Capitol". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "New York's Central Park Isn't the Only Place Lacking Statues of Notable Women". TakePart. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Long: Women nearly invisible in Florida's history". Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  8. ^ News, Community (December 11, 2018). "Miami's first female physician historical marker unveiled". Miami's Community News. Retrieved March 16, 2019. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ "February 22, 2019 Finance and Citywide Projects – Miami Beach, FL". miamibeachfl.swagit.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Weiss, Jessica (September 23, 2015). "From Money to Statues to Stamps, Lynette Long Fights for More Female Symbols". Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Mann, Judy (November 29, 1985). "The Lives of Latchkey Children" – via washingtonpost.com.
  12. ^ "The Lonely Life of 'Latchkey' Children, Say Two Experts, Is a National Disgrace : People.com".
  13. ^ "LATCHKEY KIDS – D Magazine".
  14. ^ "LETTING IN 'LATCHKEY CHILDREN'". The New York Times. August 18, 1985.
  15. ^ "Acorn voter fraud, Acorn corruption, Obama, Primaries, Caucuses, Bettina Viviano documentary, Dr Lynette Long, We will not be Silenced, Obama voter fraud, Patrick Fitzgerald". Citizen WElls. September 25, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Clinton Campaign Announces Hillary for Florida Leadership Council". politico.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  17. ^ Miami Herald (May 21, 2016). "Florida Democrats name presidential convention delegates | Naked Politics". Miamiherald.typepad.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  18. ^ Long, Lynette (September 1, 2018). Painless Geometry. ISBN 9781438010397.
  19. ^ Long, Lynette (April 15, 2016). Painless Algebra. ISBN 9781438007755.
  20. ^ "Art Deco Weekend: Sheroes – The Fight for Women's Suffrage & Beyond". Miami Beach Arts and Culture. January 20, 2020.