Jennifer Longley

Professor Jennifer Longley

Associate Professor
Teacher Education


Office: S-615C

Office Hours: Spring 2019 Tuesday 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1321

I am teacher, researcher, and community activist born and raised outside of Baltimore, MD. In 1993 I moved to New York City and worked with infants, toddlers, and families for more than 20 years. Since fall 2015, I have had the pleasure of teaching and learning from the students and colleagues in the Teacher Education Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) – CUNY. I live in Yonkers with my wife and dogs, where I am a member of Mayor Mike Spano’s LGBTQ Advisory Board; the Vestry of St. John’s Church, Getty Square; Yonkers Pride, which organizes Yonkers annual PrideFest; and, the Yonkers Basics Advisory Board.


  • Infant/ toddler development and curriculum
  • Infant/ Toddler workforce development
  • Pre-service infant/toddler teacher development
  • Family-centered programming
  • Early Intervention for infants/ toddlers with disabilities


B.A., Deaf Education and Social Sciences, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL (1993)

M.S.Ed.,Infant/Parent Development and Early Intervention, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY (1996)

Ed.D., Education Leadership, Management, and Policy, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ (2015)

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Guirguis, R. V. & Longley, J. M. (2021). Play and trauma in young Children during a pandemic. Dimensions of Early
Childhood Education, 49(1), 24-27.

Longley, J. M. (2020). Finding my voice. In J. Sablan & J. A. Van Galen (Eds.). Amplified voices, intersecting identities:
First-gen PhD’s navigating institutional power in early academic careers. Boston, MA: Brill.

Longley, J. M. (2020). Embracing LGBTQ staff in early childhood programs. Young Children, 75(2), 66-73

Longley, J. M. & Gilken, J. (2020). Mentoring in early childhood settings: Elements of effective relationships. Dimensions of
Early Childhood Education, 48(1), 17-21.

Longley, J. M. & Gilken, J. (2019). Preparing infant-toddler professionals: A community college’s perspective. Occasional
Paper Series, (42). occasional-paper-series/vol2019/iss42/8 Pre

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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