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Instructor of Art History


  • Ph.D.  University of Michigan
  • M.A.    New York University
  • B.A.     Brandeis University

Teaching Specialties

  • Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
  • Museum Studies
  • Classical Studies and Latin Language

Research Interests

  • Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Asia Minor
  • Cultural Heritage and Preservation in the Middle East


  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • American Research Institute in Turkey


Leah Long received her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, and a M.A. in Classics from New York University.  Since 2003, she has been active in archaeological field projects in Turkey, where she was a member of the Aphrodisias Excavations and Aphrodisias Regional Survey projects, and is now working with an interdisciplinary Polish-Italian team documenting ancient marble quarries in western Turkey.  Her research focuses on Greco-Roman stone exploitation, and its intersections with urbanism, economy, and artistic production in the ancient world.  She is currently working on turning her dissertation into a monograph and is also finishing a collaborative manuscript on a collection of decorative stones amassed by Francis W. Kelsey and his associates from ancient buildings throughout the Mediterranean at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.  Prior to joining the faculty at Arkansas State, she taught in the Classics Department at McMaster University and in the Art History Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.​

Leah Long

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3746


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 116A

Office Hours

Wednesdays 8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., by appointment only.