Dr. Michael Long
One Bear Place #97390
Waco, TX 76798-7390
Old Main, Room 307
Fall 2013 Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00
Professor of Russian
Advisor for Slavic and East European Studies
Division Director, Asian & African Languages
Graduated with a BA in German and Foreign Service from Baylor in 1979. MA in Slavic Language and Area Studies from Indiana University (1984), PhD in Slavic Linguistics, also from Indiana University (1994) in Bloomington, Indiana. PhD Minor in Germanic Linguistics.
Studied at Helsinki University in Helsinki, Finland (1979-80 academic year). Studied Russian one semester with CIEE in St. Petersburg (at that time, 1981, Leningrad). While a graduate student, received a fellowship to spend a semester at the Freie Universität in (West) Berlin. Also studied Czech one summer (1984) in Prague.
Has been teaching at Baylor since the fall semester of 1988.
His research in linguistics is centered on the semantics of Russian and Czech word-formational suffixes (you say "What?"). Dr. Long is also very much interested in cultural topics, including extensive research on the life and work of the playwright, human rights activist, and former President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel; and the restoration of cultural monuments in Russia and the Republic of Georgia.