Nicholas V. Longo is director of Global Studies and associate professor of Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College. From 2006-2008, he served as the director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, an endowed civic leadership center at Miami University in Ohio. He also served as a program officer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the area of civic education, and from 2002-2004 he directed Campus Compact’s national youth civic engagement initiative, Raise Your Voice.
Nick is author of a number of books, articles, and reports on issues of youth civic engagement, community-based leadership,global citizenship, and service-learning. His publications include: Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life (SUNY Press), a co-edited volume (with Cynthia Gibson) From Command to Community: A New Approach to Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities (Tufts University Press), and a co-edited volume (with Edward Zlotkowski and James Williams) Students as Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership (Campus Compact). He holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Minnesota.
Nick lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, Aleida. Together, they have a great passion for educating the next generation of democratic citizens, starting with their children, Maya and Noah.