Linda Longmire is an Associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Hofstra University, where she teaches courses in political theory, international studies, women's studies, and American politics. A native of North Dakota, she received her B.A. in philosophy at the University of California at San Diego and her master's and doctorate degrees in political science at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Dr. Longmire is the Adviser to the Women's Studies Program and the International Studies Program at New College of Hofstra. She is the co-editor of Know Thyself: Collected Readings on Identity published by Paulist Press in 1987: The Environment: Global Problems, Local Solutions published by Greenwood Press in 1994; Untying the Tongue: Gender, Power and the Word published by Greenwood Press in 1998.
Professor Longmire co-directed Hofstra's 1995 international conference on the 50th anniversary of the United Nation and directed Hofstras 1999 international conference on Eleanor Roosevelt. In November, 2001 she will direct a global peace conference entitled "2001: A Peace Odyssey".
Prof. Longmire has designed a unique set of study/travel programs in which the world itself becomes the classroom. Each year students have the opportunity to travel and study on the Europe Odyssey for the second half of the spring semester. In January Dr. Longmire conducts a similar on-the-road course in southern Mexico. There are also intermittent offerings of The American Odyssey, which covers key sites in the U.S. and Canada.
Linda Longmire is the Co-Chair of the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, a non-profit coalition of over 20 peace and justice groups on Long Island. She is also the host and producer of a weekly radio show on WRHU, 88.7 FM, entitled "What Kind of World: Visions and Choices", which is broadcast Wednesdays from 6:30-7:00 p.m. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator on contemporary political events.