Gavyn Long, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics/Physics
Dr. Gavyn Long has been a lifelong resident of Tennessee until July 2018 when he moved to Cuthbert, GA. He grew up in Nashville but has lived in various towns in Middle Tennessee. For the last 10 years he has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Roan Mountain.
Dr. Long attended Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Fisk, and Texas A&M. He has a bachelor of science in mathematics, and graduate degrees in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. He was the research associate on NASA Technical Paper 1359, “Engineering Handbook on the Atmospheric Environmental Guidelines for Use in Wind Turbine Generator Development” while at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN.
He worked 13 summers at the Center for Photonic Materials and Devices at Fisk University, which was also a NASA center. His research was in Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy. He also did research using computational quantum chemical methods to study molecular structure and adsorption. He has been teaching math and physics courses for over thirty years.
His hobbies include hiking, bicycling, and photography.