Anderson-Long, Maria A. (maa2183)

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Anderson-Long, Maria
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Organization & Leadership

1230 Whittier

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Maria Anderson-Long received her Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in Higher & Postsecondary Education. She received her Master's in Higher Education Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and her Bachelor’s in Women & Gender Studies and Theater Arts from Clark University. Her primary research interests are understanding how organizational responses to shifts in society are impacted by institutional characteristics, specifically focusing on the creation of policies that better serve marginalized students. Her dissertation utilized organizational theory to understand institutional responses to normative disruption of the gender binary through the creation of Gender Inclusive Housing policies. Maria is currently the Director of Residential Life and Community Standards at Mills College. Prior to coming to Mills, Maria worked in residential services at Teachers College and Barnard College and in student activities at Brandeis University.  

Educational Background

  • B.A., Clark University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Selected Publications

Anderson-Long, M. (2019). Responses to normative disruption of the gender binary through the creation of gender inclusive housing. (Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University).

Drezner, N.D, Pizmony-Levy, O., & Anderson-Long, M. (Under Review). In ‘alma mater’ we trust? Exploring attitudes towards institutions and alumni giving.

Anderson-Long, M., & Jeffries, M. (Under Review). Open systems theory analysis of community college gender inclusive housing programs. New Directions for Community Colleges.

Anderson, M. (2011). Implicit inclusion is not enough: Effectiveness of gender neutral housing policies on inclusion of transgender students (Masters Thesis, The Ohio State University).


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