Professor and Department Chair
Austin Community College
Stephanie Long has almost 20 years of professional Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience, almost 10 years of higher education teaching experience, a master's degree in Geography from Texas State University, and a Geographic Information Systems Professional certification. Currently, Stephanie is a professor of GIS at Austin Community College (ACC) where she develops classroom and online curriculum for GIS courses and also serves as the department chair for GIS and Geospatial Engineering. Stephanie enjoys bringing her real-world experience to the classroom to better prepare her students for a career in GIS. Stephanie has taught several HyFlex courses at ACC since the fall of 2021 and she serves as the facilitator for the HyFlex Institute Faculty Training within the Office of Distance and Alternative Education, reaching dozens of faculty across 11 campuses and 10 areas of study. Recently, the Geography Department of Texas State University presented Stephanie with the Mary Beth Booth Award for Outstanding Service by an Extramural Educator in recognition of her history of preparing students for success. Stephanie was also spotlighted by ACC for her work developing online GIS courses and was announced as ACC eFaculty of the Year in 2020. Stephanie is officially certified by the Quality Matters global organization for Applying the QM Rubric to online course design and for serving as a peer reviewer. Stephanie loves spending time with family, camping, hiking with her dog, bird watching, photography, and pretty much anything outdoors.