Diane Long

Retired Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Specialty: Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Long is an associate professor and is on sabbatical during the fall 2021 semester. She will formally retire as of January 2022. Dr. Long has enjoyed teaching occupational therapy students at IC since January of 1998. She served the department in different administrative capacities during her time at IC, most notably as Curriculum Director and Chair. 

School-based and pediatric occupational therapy were the primary focus of Dr.  Long's clinical career and she brought more than 20 years of hands-on experience to the classroom. Since joining Ithaca College as a full-time faculty member, she coordinated and taught courses about human development, pediatric theory and treatment, school-based practice. In addition, Dr. Long's extensive experience in clinical management enabled her to share real world issues with students about working in private practice. Dr. Long supervises graduate students in group research and individual thesis projects in areas of pediatrics and clinical reasoning and teaches the graduate capstone course Advanced OT Theory and Practice. Her doctoral work focused on clinical reasoning of occupational therapy students, and development of students' thinking skills is a particular passion of hers.

When not on campus, Diane is busy with life in Auburn, NY and Statesville NC, spends time with her grandchildren, and enjoys restoring the interior and gardens of her family's 1837 home. She engages in a number of community activities and loves crafting in many forms. 

Dr. Long can be contacted via email at dlong@ithaca.edu or by phone at 315-406-3228.