Long Tran is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. He also teaches a Math Boot Camp for incoming Master's students and gives guest lectures on NGO management in several graduate courses. His primary research explores organizational performance and behavior, especially in cross-border, cross-sector, or other cross-boundary contexts. His works have been published in scholarly outlets such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Public Performance & Management Review.
Prior to joining American University, Long had research and consulting experience at many local nonprofits and international development organizations, such as the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the U.S. Agency for International Development's International Development Innovation Network (IDIN).