Director of Writing, Master of Professional Studies Program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Michael Long is an accomplished speechwriter, author, essayist and award-winning screenwriter and playwright. He is the ghostwriter behind a well-known nonfiction bestseller, and his 2011 Magis Lecture at Georgetown University was recently published in Vital Speeches of the Day. As director of writing for the Master of Professional Studies program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Georgetown University, he created the writing curriculum and teaches graduate courses in public relations writing and speechwriting. He has led reading programs for children of migrant farm workers, taught remedial mathematics to adults and has delivered guest lectures on humor at American University and The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
Michael has written remarks for members of congress, U.S. cabinet secretaries, governors, diplomats, businessmen and women, CEOs and presidential candidates. In addition, he has served as chief speechwriter for the largest trade association in the world, and contributes political and cultural commentary to numerous print publications and websites.
He has appeared on CNBC in the U.S. and is a frequent commentator on CBC News: Morning with Heather Hiscox in Canada. Beyond his work in politics and policy, he has been consulted for material in The Onion and for Saturday Night Live.