By Zoe Wang (V)

Pingry welcomed Dr. Pamela Longo in January, 2020; as a result, she was able to settle into the community before online learning took place and has “ridden the wave of the COVID experience.” Dr. Longo has loved her time at Pingry and especially enjoys working with her students and fellow faculty members. She commented on how she appreciates “how welcoming everyone has been to me over the last several months, despite all of the uncertainty at home.”

Dr. Longo is a member of the Upper School English Department, where she is currently teaching English 10, American Literature, and Contemporary Short Story. In addition to teaching English, Dr. Longo is a co-advisor to the Christian Affinity Group.  

Dr. Longo attended Drew University as an undergraduate, where she received a B.A. in English. She then continued her education at the University of Connecticut, where she obtained a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies. Before coming to Pingry, Dr. Longo taught English at the secondary and college level.

Coming from a family of teachers, Dr. Longo was inspired to follow their lead and start teaching herself; she saw the influence her mother had on students and wanted to have an impact as well.

Dr. Longo wishes to share her love of learning with her students and hopes that they gain an appreciation for the power of literature. She believes that “literature has value for us by grounding us and giving us a sense of our common humanity.”

In her free time, Dr. Longo loves to read anything she can get her hands on. She also continues to academically write and enjoys playing the piano.

Welcome to Pingry, Dr. Longo!