Ross E. Longley, PhD

Ross E. Longley, PhD
Associate Dean of Biomedical Science
Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology

7000 Chad Colley Boulevard
Fort Smith, AR  72916
ARCOM 271
479-308-2356
Ross.longley@arcomedu.org

Dr. Ross Longley, a native Oklahoman with family ties to Arkansas, has a distinguished career in academia and biomedical research, completing a PhD in microbiology and immunology at the University of Oklahoma, and completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City with world renowned immunologist, the late Robert A. Good, MD, PhD, where he conducted ground-breaking research on the use of bone marrow transplantation for treatment of leukemia.

Most recently, Dr. Longley served as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Coordinator of Research Programs and as Director of Problem-based Learning (PBL) at the Bradenton, Florida, campus of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM-B), where his responsibilities included instituting and implementation of a comprehensive PBL curriculum to first and second year osteopathic medical students, extensive student advising and the training of faculty who helped to deliver the program.  Dr. Longley’s present duties at ARCOM include the development, supervision and leadership of the Division of Biomedical Sciences and to promote effective and productive working relationships between faculty, staff and students.   A major goal is to ensure effective integration of the Biomedical Sciences with the Clinical Sciences and to deliver the curriculum within a team-based, active learning environment.   Serving also as ARCOM’s Associate Dean of Research,  Dr. Longley is focused on the development of ARCOM’s capabilities and opportunities for faculty and student research and collaborative relationships which other institutions.