Tom Long

Tom Long
Assistant Professor
Suite 300 (Albert H. Small Normandy Institute)
Phillips Hall
801 22nd St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • Early Modern World
  • Military History

Tom Long conducts research on the military and legal interactions between Britain and America through 1815. He is currently investigating the activities and influence of Admiral George Montagu, Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, and James and Richard Barron during the American Revolution through their participation in the naval campaign in the Chesapeake. He also continues to investigate the impact of federalism on American life through the federal regulation of economic activity.

Tom also serves as advisor to the GW chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, and has served as Academic Director for the Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute - Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom in 2011 and 2012. He also teaches The Price of Freedom: Normandy, 1944 undergraduate course at GW.

Complete C.V. (PDF)


Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2005

J.D. cum laude, Harvard University, 1970


"Britain’s Green Water Navy in the Revolutionary Chesapeake: Long-Range Asymmetric Warfare in the Littoral." 8 Int. Journal of Naval History (2009).

"Enhancing the Value of the Thrift Franchise: A Possible Solution for the Dilemma of the FSLIC," 37 Catholic U. L. Rev. 385-464 (1988). Co-authored with William J. Schilling and Carol R. Van Cleef.

"Caribbean Banking Subsidiaries and the International Banking Act of 1978." 15 International Lawyer 687-707 (1981).

"Regulatory Outlook - Would Congress's New Proposal for Regulatory Consolidation Increase Efficiency?" Bank Accounting & Finance 8, no. 5 (Spring 1995): 34-40.

Classes Taught

HIST 1310: American History to 1877

HIST 1311: American History 1876 to Present

HIST 3030: Military History to the 1860s

HIST 3031: Military History since 1860

HIST 3038: Naval History to 1815

HIST 3039: Naval History since 1815

HIST 4098W: Senior Thesis

HIST 6001: Readings in Naval History