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Jaime Lynn Longo, Ph.D.

I see myself as a translator of sorts with a gift for explaining pedagogy.

A Lasallian in Exile

I am a composition scholar, an educational developer, a practitioner of transformative education both in and out of the classroom, and an accidental instructional design evangelist.

As Executive Director of the De La Salle Institute for Advanced Teaching and learning, I created a teaching and learning center from the ground up, which gave me valuable insight into faculty pedagogical needs university-wide. As an educational developer at a small university, I was responsible for supporting faculty in every discipline and at every instructional level.

I first encountered Lasallian pedagogy as an undergrad and implicitly absorbed the principles and practices of compassionate, transformative education for justice. Since then, I’ve put Lasallian pedagogy into conversation with contemporary educational theorists, including Dewey, Freire, hooks, and Palmer.

I have a Ph.D. in English from Temple University, with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, one of the only disciplines outside of Education to provide explicit training in pedagogy and assessment.

I see myself as a translator of sorts with a gift for explaining how Lasallian pedagogy intersects with modern educational theory; how to begin (or continue) the lifelong work of transformative praxis; and how to mediate our pedagogical practices via educational technology.

I’m also mom to two kids with an unusual educational history, now enrolled in a global-majority public school in Philadelphia. My praxis is also shaped by the structural inequities baked into American public education, something that I have taught about for many years.

Lasallian pedagogy is at the heart of what I do, but this blog is not just for people working at Lasallian institutions. Good teaching is good teaching, and the insights I highlight here apply to a wide range of institutions.