Anna C.J. Long, Associate Professor & Program Director

Anna LongOffice: 217 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-7605

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Dr. Long is not accepting new students for Fall 2024. 

Brief Biography

As a scientist-practitioner who profoundly cares about delivering results for students and families, I have a keen interest in bridging the research-practice gap. Specifically, my research, clinical, and service activities aim to address educational and mental health inequities for traditionally poorly- and under-served marginalized communities; this requires an individual and systems focus. I completed my doctoral work in School Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Before coming to LSU in 2013, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Center for Behavioral Education and Research in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut.


2010-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate, Department of Educational Psychology, Center for Behavioral Education and Research, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2003-2009, Ph.D., School Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1999-2002, B.A., Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 

Professional Licenses 

  • 2016-present -  Louisiana Licensed Psychologist #1291
  • 2014-2019 -  Louisiana Certified School Psychologist #AN539422
  • 2012-2018 - North Carolina Licensed Psychologist #4241
  • 2012-2018 - North Carolina Certified Health Services Provider - Psychologist
  • 2009-2015 - North Carolina Certified School Psychologist
  • 2010-2015 - Connecticut Licensed Psychologist #003076

Research Interests

Despite the proliferation of empirically-supported treatments, desired student and client outcomes often remain unattained. Many factors contribute to this gap between outcomes achieved in research versus practice. My broad research agenda aims to address this gap and has three facets, each of which serves to tackle issues of equity in behavioral health treatment in education and mental health settings. First, my research focuses on promoting the adoption and treatment integrity of empirically-supported treatments and practices in schools, with the ultimate aim to increase implementation of these practices in high-need schools. Second, my research focuses on expanding behavioral health research in high-need schools and with ethnically diverse populations. Finally, my third line of research connects my previous two tracks and focuses on how empirically-supported treatments and practices can be culturally responsive.

I am always collaborating with colleagues (at other universities and research institutes), LSU students (at both the graduate and undergraduate levels), and local agencies. Frequently, I am conducting applied research investigations that partner with school and community settings and provide an opportunity to be involved in research and clinical activities simultaneously. If you are interested in collaborating with or joining my research group, please contact me via email ( Students interested in doctoral studies in school psychology at LSU should contact me via email ( or telephone 225-578-7605.


I am presently teaching:

  • Psychology 2000 Introduction to Psychology (undergraduate-level)
  • Psychology 7040 Sociocultural Bases of Behavior (graduate-level)
  • Psychology 7660 School Psychological Consultation (graduate-level)
  • Psychology 7668/7669 School Psychology Practicum (graduate-level)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association 
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology