Middlebury

Matt Longman

Commons Dean, Wonnacott/Spec. Asst. to the Dean of the College

Office Hours: By appointment. Please call Wonnacott Coordinator, MariAnn Osborne, for an appointment at ext. 3350

 
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Matt Longman graduated from Middlebury in 1989, having majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Theatre. He went on to complete a masters in higher education at Harvard University in 1993.

Matt has worked as a dean at Middlebury College for the last 20 years, and he welcomed the opportunity to become a Commons Dean in Middlebury's evolving residential life system when the opportunity arose.

It is especially meaningful for Matt to have been appointed the dean of Wonnacott Commons, given that Matt and the late Erica Wonnacott, longtime dean of students at Middlebury, were very close friends. Erica was an amazing person, and an exceptional dean. Matt does his best to try to sustain her legacy.

During the Winter Term, Matt teaches a course he developed called “Social Identity and Institutions of Higher Education”. This course considers the legacy of “College Life”, and the strong social influences that abound within institutions of higher education. Course readings introduce concepts of social identity and intergroup relations as well as historical perspectives related to the history of higher education; with an emphasis on the history of Middlebury College. Matt enjoys having the opportunity to work closely with the students in this course. 

Matt's interests include music, film, theatre, the outdoors, animals, and all kinds of intramural sports. When he's not on campus, Matt lives out in Cornwall with his wife Nicolle, and son, Ben.

 

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Mailing Address:
Wonnacott Commons Middlebury College
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT  05753

Physical location:
Battell South room 123
MariAnn Osborne, Commons Coordinator
Tel: (802) 443-3350
Fax: (802) 443-3359
mosborne@middlebury.edu