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Rodney Longley

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Biography

Dean's Faculty Fellow, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and the School of Politics and Global Studies 

Education

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1994
M.A., Texas Tech University, 1989
B.A., Angelo State University, 1987

Kyle Longley is the Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and School of Politics and Global Studies. Longley joined the ASU faculty in 1995 after serving as a visiting professor at The Citadel. He has served in many administrative positions at ASU, including director of graduate studies for the history department and a Dean's Faculty Fellow.


Longley's research focuses on U.S. foreign relations and modern American politics. He has published five books on the topics of Costa Rica and the United States during the rise of José Figueres, the United States and Latin America, Senator Albert Gore Sr., Ronald Reagan and conservative mythology and the American combat soldier in Vietnam.  He also teaches courses on similar topics. For his efforts in the classroom, Longley has received several awards including the Zebulon Pearce Teaching Award for Outstanding Teacher in the Humanities and the Associated Students of Arizona State University Centennial Professor.

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Kyle Longley has written four books, edited another and contributed numerous journal articles, encyclopedia entries and book reviews. His books include The Sparrow and the Hawk: Costa Rica and the United States during the Rise of José Figueres (University of Alabama Press, 1997) which received the A. B. Thomas Prize for the outstanding book published in Latin American Studies from the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies. In 2002, Harlan Davidson published In the Eagle's Shadow: The United States and Latin America. A second edition is forthcoming in December 2008. In 2004, Louisiana State University Press released Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Tennessee Maverick (foreword by Vice President Al Gore). One reviewer emphasized that "the book stands with [Dan] Carter's Politics of Rage as one of the best Southern political biographies to date." In January 2007, M.E. Sharpe published Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President, a collection of essays that he edited and to which he contributed a chapter in addition to introduction and conclusion. His newest book is Grunts: The American Infantryman in Vietnam (August 2008), which distinguished historian Marilyn Young has characterized as a "sensitive account of the experience of American combat soldiers in Vietnam, from induction to discharge, which is a most timely reminder of the realities of war in a time of war. His canvas is vast and he peoples it vividly, from patriot to protestor and all the degrees in between."  The book has been selected for the Military History Book Club and is in its 4th reprint with a revised and expanded edition planned for 2012.

Right now, Dr. Longley is completing The Houses of the Purple Hearts: The Morenci 9, Small Town America and the Vietnam War (completion anticipated in December 2011), serving as associate editor of The Encyclopedia of United States-Latin American Relations (Congressional Quarterly Press in 2009), The Switzerland of the Americas:  A Concise History of Costa Rica (with Jason Colby, University of Victoria), and starting a project on foreign policy challenges facing the United States in the 21st Century with Admiral Jim Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.  In the future, he plans on working on a monograph on the suicide of Senator Lester Hunt in 1954.

Teaching Interests and Courses

Dr. Longley offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses. His most popular at the undergraduate level, both in the traditional form and on the Internet, include Modern U.S. Foreign Relations, the United States and Latin America, the American Experience in Vietnam and the American Cinema during the Cold War. Also, he has actively been involved in multidisciplinary courses including a team taught course with Dr. Del Kehl in English on American Literature and the Holocaust, as well as participating in the CLAS Learning Community where he has taught five semesters in the "War, Culture and Memory" cluster with colleagues from religious studies, political science and English.

He also has been an active participant in directing theses in the Honor's College and working with Sun Angel Undergraduate Research Award recipients.  At the graduate level, he offers courses in American history including The United States and the World, U.S.-Latin American Relations, Modern U.S. History since 1920 and new courses, The Social Constructions of Masculinity and Their Impact on U.S. Foreign Relations, and The New South in the Modern Era: Political, Social and Economic Changes in a Region in Flux. He has served on more than thirty Ph.D. and M.A. committees, directing more than a dozen, as well as working as a mentor to graduate students about pedagogy.

For his efforts, he has received recognition from different groups. These include the Zebulon Pearce Teaching Award for Outstanding Teacher in the Humanities and the Associated Students of Arizona State University that named him the Centennial Professor for outstanding teacher in 2002-2003. He also has received the Arizona State University Habitat for Humanity "Making the World a Cooler Place to Live" Teaching Award, the Preparing Future Faculty Program Mentor Appreciation Award and the Kappa Alpha Fraternity National Teacher of the Year Award.

Professional Service Activities

In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Longley been very active in service-related duties at Arizona State University working as chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Personnel and Advisory Committee, the Graduate Admissions Committee and the Quality of Undergraduate Instruction Committee. He chaired the department's most recent Seven Year Review Committee, participated in a Department of Education grant for improving secondary history and worked as Director of Graduate Studies for two years, building on his chairing the History Department's Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. He also has been active in the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for South East Asian Studies.

Many of these responsibilities have overlapped with larger university duties, a number related to his role as the Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor. These include working with our university president, Dr. Michael Crow, in the President Community Enrichment Program "Adventures in Learning" classes, a teaching and outreach service geared toward supporters of Arizona State University. Furthermore, he has been an active member of the Arizona Humanities Council as a member of the AHC Speaker's Bureau to focus on issues of inter-American relations and in particular, U.S.-Mexican relations, as well as veteran's issues, giving more than thirty presentations throughout Arizona to a wide variety of audiences. Other community participation efforts include the Phoenix Council on Foreign Relations and World Affairs Council.

On the national level, he has worked in a variety of leadership roles. These include organizing and hosting the Third Conference on Inter-American Relations in February 1999, which brought more than 100 distinguished scholars to our campus, and in April 2010, he hosted a conference, "Breaking Down the Walls," that brought together academics, diplomats, non-governmental actors, journalists and members of the military and intelligence communities that focused on the past, present and future of the United States in the world. He also has been active in the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Organization of America Historians, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Society (PCB-AHA) and the Southern Historical Association, the latter two having served as a program committee member. In relation to OAH, he has been appointed to the Distinguished Lecturer Board for four years, and served on the Frederick Jackson Turner Book Prize Committee in 2006.  Also, he is president-elect of PCB-AHA.

He also has helped distribute information about U.S. foreign relations and politics on the national and international level, acting as a consultant or contributor to the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, ABC News, Slate, Arizona Republic, Los Angeles Times, Austin American Statesman, the Associated Press, the Voice of America, JiJi Press, Jornal do Brazil and Shanghai Wenhui Daily.

Publications
  • . . Review of: Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River (2014).
  • James Mirabello. "La Lucha: The Struggle". (2014).
  • Mylene Moreno. "Heroes and Brothers: Latino Veterans of the Vietnam War". (2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Between Sorrow and Pride: The Morenci Nine, the Vietnam War, and Memory in Small-Town America". Pacific Historical Review (2013).
  • Kyle Longley. The Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War. (2013).
  • . . Review of: Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River (2013).
  • . . Review of: The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam (2013).
  • Kyle Longley. U.S. Troops as an Instrument in Foreign Policy: The Dominican Republic in 1965 and Grenada in 1983. The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Diplomatic and Military History, 1865-present (2013).
  • Kyle Longley. Act of Bogota, 1960. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Kyle Longley. Baltimore Affair. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Kyle Longley. Bogota Conference 1948. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Kyle Longley. Bryan Chamorro Treaty, 1915. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Kyle Longley. Jose Figueres Ferrer. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Kyle Longley. Rio Treaty, 1947. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Kyle Longley. William J. Clinton. Encyclopedia of the United States and Latin America (2012).
  • Thomas Leonard, Jurgen Buchenau, Kyle Longley, Graeme Mount. Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations. (2012).
  • . . Review of: A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence During Latin America's Long Cold War (2012).
  • . . Review of: Bush's War (2012).
  • . . Review of: The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and Modern War on Drugs (2011).
  • . . Review of: America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity (2010).
  • Kyle Longley. A Tribute to George Herring. Diplomatic History (2009).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. In the Eagle's Shadow: The United States and Latin America. (2009).
  • . . Review of: "Modernizing Repression: Police Training, Political Violence, and Nation- Building in the ‘American Century.’" Diplomatic History (April 2009): 191-221 (2009).
  • . . Review of: The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War (2009).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam. (2008).
  • Bucheneau, Jurgen, Longley, Rodney Kyle. A Brief History of Mexico. (2008).
  • Rodney Longley. The Congress and the Vietnam War: Senate 'Doves' and Their Impact on the War. The United States and Vietnam: Essays in the History of America's Longest War (2007).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President. (2007).
  • Dosal, Paul, Longley, Rodney Kyle. Cuba Libre. (2006).
  • . . Review of: At the Water's Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War (2006).
  • . . Review of: Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire (2006).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Deconstructing Reagan: A Critical Analysis of Conservative Mythology. (2005).
  • Rodney Longley. Target Number One: Foreign Relations in the Tennessee Senate Race of 1970. Diplomatic History (2004).
  • Rodney Longley. Target Number One: The Nixon Administration and Foreign Policy Issues in the Efforts to Unseat Senator Albert Gore, Sr. in 1970. Diplomatic History (2004).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Southern Progressive. (2004).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Tennessee Maverick. (2004).
  • . . Review of: The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica (2004).
  • . . Review of: Yankee No! Anti Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (2004).
  • Rodney Longley. Online Study Guide. America's Longest War (2003).
  • Rodney Longley. The Age of Imperialism and World War I. Department of Education Project for Educating Teachers (2003).
  • Rodney Longley. The United States and the Cold War. Department of Education Project for Educating Teachers (2003).
  • Woods, Randall, Longley, Rodney Kyle. Vietnam and the American Political Tradition: The Politics of Dissent. (2003).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle (Author) . The Reluctant Volunteer: The Origins of Senator Albert A. Gore's Opposition to the Vietnam War. The New Anti-Imperialists: Senate and House Opposition to the Vietnam War (2003).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Contras. Dictionary of American History (2002).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Panama Canal. Dictionary of American History (2002).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. U.S. Cuban Relations. Dictionary of American History (2002).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. U.S.- Latin American Relations. Dictionary of American History (2002).
  • Rodney Longley. The United States and the Muslim World. The September 11 Reader for the Arizona Humanities Council (2002).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle. Global History. (2002).
  • . . Review of: In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (2002).
  • . . Review of: The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945 (2000).
  • . . Review of: The Dominican Republic and the United States: From Imperialism to Transnationalism (2000).
  • Longley, Rodney Kyle (Attributor) . When Nationalism Confronted Hegemony: The U.S. Challenge to the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1962. Paths Not Taken: Speculations on American Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Ideals, Interests and Power (2000).
  • Kyle Longley. "The Senate Doves and the Vietnam War: Congressional Opposition in a Time of War". The War that Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War (0).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 394Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
HST 456The Vietnam War
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 340American Military History
HST 456The Vietnam War
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
HON 394Special Topics
SGS 394Special Topics
HST 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 492Honors Directed Study
HST 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
POS 394Special Topics
HST 494Special Topics
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 340American Military History
HST 456The Vietnam War
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 340American Military History
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 394Special Topics
HST 394Special Topics
HST 598Special Topics
HST 599Thesis
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 340American Military History
HST 590Reading and Conference
HST 599Thesis
HST 695Continuing Registration
HST 792Research
HST 795Continuing Registration
HST 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 340American Military History
HST 456The Vietnam War
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 394Special Topics
HST 592Research
HST 595Continuing Registration
HST 599Thesis
HST 784Internship
HST 792Research
HST 795Continuing Registration
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 456The Vietnam War
HST 599Thesis
HST 692Research
HST 695Continuing Registration
HST 784Internship
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 795Continuing Registration
HST 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Kyle Longley. "An Obsession: The Reagan Administration and Central America". The Reagan Legacy (Nov 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". Dale Center for Military History Lecture Series, Southern Mississippi University (Oct 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Where Have the Children Come From? Understanding the Origins of the Recent Central American Refugee Crisis". Wiseguises II Inaugural Lecture (Oct 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". Texas Christian University Department of History Lecture Series (Sep 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". Clements Center Lecture Series, Southern Methodist University (Sep 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". History Department Featured Lecture Series, Oklahoma State University (Apr 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". University of Oklahoma Department of History Lecture Series (Apr 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". Texas A&M International University History Department Lecture Series (Apr 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War,". Arizona Festival of Books (Mar 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War,". U.S. Military Academy Lecture (Mar 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War". Eight Bells Symposium, US Naval War College (Mar 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Living Historical Memory: The Morenci Marines: Public and Living Histories". Institute for Historical Studies Colloquium (Feb 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town and the Vietnam War,". Burton Barr Library Book Introduction (Feb 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. "The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War". Eastern Arizona College Community Event (Jan 2014).
  • Kyle Longley. Red, White, and Blue to the Corps, 1966: The Morenci Nine and Their Decision to Join the Marines. McMullen Symposium (Sep 2013).
  • Kyle Longley. "The Long Cold War in Latin America and Its Consequences". Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (Aug 2012).
  • Kyle Longley. "Between Sorrow and War: The Morenci Nine and the Memory of the Vietnam War in Small Town America". Presidential Address, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (Aug 2012).
  • Kyle Longley. "Terry Anderson's Bush's Wars and the Contemporary Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq". Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (Aug 2011).
  • Kyle Longley. "Domestic Politics with Global Consequences: International Dimensions of Arizona SB 1070,". Nyack College and National Association of Evangelicals (Nov 2010).
  • Kyle Longley. "Macho Presidents: Masculinity and Constructions of the Self and Its Impact on Modern American Presidents,". Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Association (Aug 2010).
  • Kyle Longley. "War in the West: The Case of the Mining Towns during the Vietnam War,". Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Association (Aug 2010).
  • Kyle Longley. "Roundtable on George Herring’s From Colony to Superpower". Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (Jun 2010).
  • Kyle Longley. "Big Daddy from the Perdenales: A Roundtable on the Legacy of Lyndon Johnson,". Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Association (Aug 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam,". Invited Lecture (Apr 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam,". Invited Lecture (Apr 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "The Forgotten Neighbors: The History of the United States and Latin America,". The Robert and Alma Wade Lecture (Apr 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam,". Invited Lecture (Mar 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam,". Invited Lecture (Mar 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam". Invited Lecture (Mar 2009).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam". Lecture at Library of Congress (Nov 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam. Live Broadcast, Voice of America (Nov 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. U.S. Military Occupations in Latin America: Test Cases in the Long History of U.S. Interventions. Meeting of New York Military Affairs Society (Oct 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam. Meeting of New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation (Oct 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam". Lecture at Saltzman Institute of War and Peace, Columbia University (Oct 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. "Conservative Mythology and Ronald Reagan". Pacific Coast Branch of AHA meeting (Aug 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. Anti-Americanism in Latin America: Its Origins and Ramifications. Invited Lecture by the U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida (Aug 2008).
  • Kyle Longley. Cultural Interactions in Latin America: Time and Space and the Rise of Latin American Culture. Annual Conference of Society of American Foreign Relations (Jun 2008).
  • Longley, Rodney. “The Veterans of Greenlee County and Their Impact on America and the World,”. Memorial Day Service, Greenlee County Arizona (Nov 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. “Latin America and the World,” in “Space, Place and Latin America: A Roundtable on the Intersection of History and Geography in Inter-American Relations,”. Annual Conference of Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (Jun 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. “Strategic Turning Points in Insurgencies: Case Studies in American History,”. West Point Corps of Cadets Lecture (May 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and Latin America in the 21st Century. West Point Lecture (May 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. “The Mexican Revolution of 1910 in Modern Mexican History,”. Mesa ISD International Baccalaureate Program (Apr 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. “The Short, Sweet Dream of Clive Garcia, Jr. USMC of Morenci, Arizona,”. Arizona Historical Association Conference (Apr 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. “The Reagan Legacy: Conservative Mythology and Ronald Reagan,”. WORT Radio, Madison, Wisconsin (Feb 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. Red Tide Rising? The Rise of the Latin American Left and Its Impact on U.S.-Latin American Relations. The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (Jan 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. Red Tide Rising? The Rise of the Latin American Left and Its Impact on U.S.-Latin American Relations. The Woodside Group (Jan 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Troop Surge in Iraq: President Bush's Speech and International Public Opinion. The Arizona Republic Forum (Jan 2007).
  • Longley, Rodney. Always Faithful: The Morenci 9, Small Town America, and the Vietnam War. Arizona Historical Society (Nov 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam. (Nov 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. Always Faithful: The Morenci 9, Small Town America, and the Vietnam War. Daughters of the American Revolution (Oct 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Caudillo and the Cowboy: Hugo Chavez and George W. Bush and the History of U.S.-Venezeulan Relations. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference (Jun 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and Latin America during the Kennedy/Johnson Years. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (Jun 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Cowboy and the Caudillo: George W. Bush and Hugo Chavez in Contemporary U.S.-Venezuelan Relations. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (Jun 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. Brazil: The Sleeping Giant?. World Affairs Council (Apr 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. Always Faithful: The Morenci 9, Small Town America, and the Vietnam War. (Mar 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Gadsden Purchase. (Mar 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Closest of Neighbors, Often the Most Distant of Friends: The United States and Mexico. (Jan 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. As American as Cherry Pie: The History of American Dissent in U.S. Foreign Policy. The Woodside Group (Jan 2006).
  • Longley, Rodney. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. and the Issue of Civil Rights. Southern Festival of Books (Nov 2005).
  • Longley, Rodney. Internationalizing Graduate Education in the 21st Century. CID "Crossing Borders" Conference (Nov 2005).
  • Longley, Rodney. Senator Albert Gore and the Politics of Civil Rights. Southern Festival of Books (Oct 2005).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Vietnam War & Its Lasting Impact on the United States. (May 2005).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Vietnam War in Historical Context. (Apr 2005).
  • Longley, Rodney. In the Eagle's Shadow: The United States and Latin America. The Woodside Group (Jan 2005).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Last Campaign: Senator Albert Gore and the 1970 Senate Race. National Press Club (Dec 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. Always Faithful: The Morenci 9, Small Town America, and the Vietnam War. (Dec 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Closest of Neighbors, Often the Most Distant of Friends: The United States and Mexico. (Nov 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Gadsden Purchase. (Nov 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and Mexico: Shared Visions, Competing Interests. Foreign Press Association and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (Oct 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. Presidential Elections and American Foreign Policy. (Oct 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Tennessee Maverick. Southern Festival of Books (also carried by C-SPAN) (Oct 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. Red, White, and Blue to the Core: The Morenci 9 and the Decision to Join the Marine Corps, July 1966. Arizona Historical Society Annual Meeting (Apr 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. Always Faithful: The Morenci 9, Small Town America, and the Vietnam War. (Apr 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Closest of Neighbors, Often the Most Distant of Friends: The United States and Mexico. (Feb 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. In the Eagle's Shadow: The United States and Latin America. (Feb 2004).
  • Longley, Rodney. Always Faithful: The Morenci 9, Small Town America, and the Vietnam War. (Nov 2003).
  • Longley, Rodney. Latin America as Testing Ground: The United States in Latin America and Keys to Understanding Contemporary U.S. Foreign Relations. U.S. State Department (Oct 2003).
  • Longley, Rodney. Target Number One: Albert Gore Versus the White House and the Impact of Foreign Policy Issues on the 1970 Senate Campaign. Tennessee Conference of Historians (Sep 2003).
  • Longley, Rodney. In Search of a Hero: Conservative Mythology and the Creation of the Cult of Reagan. Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association (Aug 2002).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and Latin America. Arizona Book Fair (Apr 2002).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and the Muslim World. (Dec 2001).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and the Muslim World. (Nov 2001).
  • Longley, Rodney. The United States and the Muslim World. (Oct 2001).
  • Longley, Rodney. A Tennessee Volunteer's Views on Cuba: Senator Albert Gore, Sr. and the Bay of Pigs. Southern Historical Association (Nov 2000).
  • Longley, Rodney. The Muslim World and the United States. Series of seven lectures given throughout Arizona for the Arizona Humanities Council
Service
  • Arizona State Public History Program, Speaker, "Guatenamo Bay and the Politics of Human Rights and Foreign Policy (2013 - Present)
  • Austin American Statesman, Opinion Writer (2013 - Present)
  • Eastern Arizona Courier, opinion Writer (2013 - Present)
  • Austin American Statesman, Opinion Writer (2013 - Present)
  • Austin American Statesman, Opinion Writer (2013 - Present)
  • Austin American Statesman, Opinion Writer (2013 - Present)
  • Austin American Statesman, Opinion Writer (2013 - Present)
  • Blackwell Wiley, manuscript evaluator (2013 - Present)
  • University of Kentucky Press, manuscript evaluator (2013 - Present)
  • Wiseguises, Participant (2004 - Present)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, Council Member and Past President (2010 - 2016)
  • American Historical Association, Program Committee Member 2016 Annual Meeting (2014 - 2016)
  • The Strauss Center on International Relations, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Government and Public Affairs, associate (2011 - 2015)
  • Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Participant (2008 - 2015)
  • Provost Committee on International Student Assimilation, Committee member (2014 - 2015)
  • Center for the Study of the Future of War, affiliate (2014 - 2015)
  • University of Kentucky Press, Member of Editorial Board (2012 - 2015)
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Member of the Ferrell Book Prize Committee (2012 - 2015)
  • Arizona Republic, Opinion Writer (2014 - 2014)
  • University of Massachusetts Press, manuscript evaluator (2014 - 2014)
  • University of Kansas Press, manuscript evaluator (2014 - 2014)
  • History Unit, Director of Graduate Studies (2012 - 2014)
  • Arizona Veterans Magazine, Opinion Writer (2014 - 2014)
  • History Unit, Head of the Faculty of History (2013 - 2014)
  • SHRPRS, An Associate Director (2012 - 2014)
  • SHPRS, Associate Director (2012 - 2014)
  • History Unit, Head of the Faculty of History (2013 - 2014)
  • SHPRS, Associate Director (2012 - 2014)
  • President's Office, Teacher in the PEP Adventures in Learning Program (2013 - 2013)
  • History Unit, Director of Graduate Studies (2012 - 2013)
  • American Historical Association, special committee member (2011 - 2013)
  • Personnel and Advisory Committee, Chair Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Personnel and Advisory Committee, Committee Member (2010 - 2013)
  • University of Kansas Press, manuscript evaluator (2013 - 2013)
  • President's Office, PEP Course Leader (2013 - 2013)
  • President's Office, PEP Course Presenter (2013 - 2013)
  • History Unit, Search Committee Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Member of the Ferrell Book Prize Committee (2012 - 2013)
  • History, Search Committee Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • University of Kansas Press, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • University of Alabama Press, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • University of Texas Dallas, outside review (2012 - 2012)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, Past President, Executive Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, President (2010 - 2012)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, President Elect (2010 - 2012)
  • Personnel and Advisory Committee, Chair (2010 - 2012)
  • Program Committee, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, recruiter for speakers for organization (2008 - 2012)
  • Mesa Public Schools, Presenter for TAH grant (2011 - 2012)
  • President's Office, Teacher in the PCEP Adventures in Learning Program (2010 - 2012)
  • President's Office, Teacher in the PEP Adventures in Learning Program (2010 - 2012)
  • University of West Virginia, Reviewer of promotion and tenure file (2011 - 2011)
  • Organization of American History, Speaker (2004 - 2011)
  • Prentice Hall, reader (2011 - 2011)
  • McGraw Hill, reader of manuscript (2011 - 2011)
  • Texas Tech University, outside reviewer of promotion and tenure file (2011 - 2011)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Presenter for Vandermeer materials (2010 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Committee participant (2009 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Committee participant (2009 - 2011)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Board Member (2008 - 2011)
  • University of Kentucky Press, reader (2011 - 2011)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Presenter for Vandermeer materials (2010 - 2011)
  • Search Committee, History Education position, committee member (2010 - 2011)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, Program Co-Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Committee participant (2009 - 2010)
  • President's Committee for the 10 Year NCAA Review, committee participant (2008 - 2010)
  • Program Committee, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, recruiter for speakers for organization (2008 - 2010)
  • School of Historical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies, Conference Orgnizer (2008 - 2010)
  • President's Office, Teacher in the PCEP Adventures in Learning Program (2010 - 2010)
  • Provost's Task Force on Retention, Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, Program Committee (2008 - 2009)
  • Leadership for America's Children and Families Political Action Committee, Executive Board Member (2002 - 2008)
  • Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, committee member (2007 - 2008)
  • Personal and Advisory Committee (PAC), Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Graduate College Committee on Dissertation Completion Fellowships, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, Teacher (2008 - 2008)
  • Dean's Executive Committee, Dean's Fellow (2007 - 2008)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Lecturer (2003 - 2007)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2003 - 2007)
  • Associated Students of ASU, Fundraiser and Coordinator (2007 - 2007)
  • Speakers' Board, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relatoins, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • The Woodside Group, Speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • Diplomatic History, Article reviewer (2005 - 2006)
  • World Affairs Council, Speaker (2005 - 2006)
  • Graduate Studies, Department, Director (2004 - 2006)
  • Executive Committee, Leadership for America's Children and Families, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Asylum Consults and Expert Services, Expert Witness (2003 - 2006)
  • Congressional campaign, 5th District Arizona, Campaign adviser (2006 - 2006)
  • Senate Campaign of Senator Harold Ford, Jr, Adviser (2005 - 2006)
  • Frederick Jackson Turner Book Prize Committee, Organization of American Historians, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Organization of American Historians, Distinguished Lecturer (2004 - 2006)
  • School of Global Studies/Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Speaking Event Organizer (2006 - 2006)
  • CID Committee, Department, Member (2002 - 2006)
  • Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Department of History Graduate Admissions Committee, Member (1999 - 2005)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, Teacher (2002 - 2005)
  • A.B. Thomas Book Prize, South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, Chair (1998 - 2004)
  • Arizona Historical Society, Presenter (2004)
  • Nashville Public Television, Commentator (2004)
  • Southern Festival of Books, Presenter (2004)
  • Seven Year Review, Chair (2002 - 2003)
  • Department of History Preparing Future Faculty Committee, Member (1999 - 2003)
  • American Field Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker's Bureau (2003)
  • Diplomatic History, Reviewer (2003)
  • Executive Committee, Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Athletics, Member (2003)
  • Executive Committee, South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, Member (2003)
  • Hispanic American Historical Review, Reviewer (2003)
  • Organization of American Historians, Speaker's Bureau (2003)
  • PCEP Adventures in Learning, Instuctor (2003)
  • Tennessee Conference of Historians, Presenter (2003)
  • The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Reviewer (2003)
  • U.S. State Department, Presenter (2003)
  • Discovery Tour for the Department of History, Host (2002 - 2002)
  • Program Committee for the Conference on Inter-American Relations, Member (2002 - 2002)
  • Discovery Tour for Incoming Undergraduates in CLAS, Leader (2001 - 2001)
  • Department of History Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Chair (1999 - 2001)