Dr. Kristine A. Long
Professor of Extension, Emerita
Dr. Kristine A. Long served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1977 to 2010.
For more than three decades she enriched the lives of thousands of Alaskans by making knowledge in the discipline of home economics widely available through classes, workshops, seminars and publications, being sensitive to cultural differences and mindful of the needs of those who do not have access to technology, while at the same time developing innovative distance delivery systems and sharing those methods with other Extension professionals.
Dr. Long has conducted essential research on human nutrition and safe food-handling practices, addressed food safety issues in Alaska associated with processing and storage of traditional foods, garnered funding to foster development of new agricultural and seafood-based human food products and cottage industries, all of which ultimately served to better the lives and improve the livelihoods of Alaskans.
Dr. Long is described by her colleagues as an exceptional mentor; and served as program leader and chair and as a member or chair of numerous University committees; and was energetically involved throughout her career in professional organizations; and has received awards at State and National levels for the excellence of her endeavors.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Kristine A. Long for her extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University.