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Susan Long

Susan Long

Associate Professor of Managerial Statistics
Director, TRAC Research Center
Office: TRAC Research Center in Newhouse

Room: TRAC

Ph D, University of Washington

Research Topics

  • Informational technology
  • E-government
  • Data-mining
  • Statistics
  • Measurement
  • Research methodology
  • Data visualization
  • Causal modeling and structural equations
  • Evaluating government performance
  • Freedom of information

She teaches courses in research methods, regression and structural equation models, confirmatory factor analysis, data visualization technologies, database development/design and computer-assisted reporting. She received the school’s Outstanding Faculty Award.

Professor Long’s research interests include measurement and evaluation methods, e-government and information technology, data mining, and data visualization methods appropriate for large transactional data. She has served as an expert witness in litigation on information technologies with respect to public disclosure, and on the use of statistical evidence in evaluating government policy.

Selected Publications
  • "Increased Use of the Freedom of Information Act by the Media: What Took the Media So Long", Villanova Law Review, 63 (with Hammitt, H.)
  • "“Huge Differences in the Number of Persons Sentenced by Individual Judges” ", Federal Sentencing Reporter, 27(5), 303-3011, 2015 (with Burnham, D., Munno, G.)
  • "Tracking Litigation: Record Number of Freedom of Information Act Suits Filed", The IRE Journal(Fall 2014), 15-16, 2015

Media Placements

Over 42,000 Immigration Court Hearings Canceled Due to Shutdown: Report , The Daily Beast 1.14.19

Immigration Court Backlog May Grow by Years on Shutdown , Bloomberg 1.11.19

2017 Sacramento Democrat Law Forces ICE to MOVE Illegal aliens to Other States , California Political Review 12.30.18

Historic Backlog Plagues Immigration Courts In Texas, Nationwide , Houston Public Media 12.21.18

The Trump administration has summoned at least 70 immigrant babies to court for their own deportation proceedings , Business Insider 7.19.18

IRS Loses Billions by Skipping Audits of Biggest Corporations, Report Says , Newsweek 4.11.18

The Agencies Key To Trump's Immigration Agenda Keep A Lot Of Secrets , Yahoo!News/Huffington Post 4.4.18

New York Immigrants Have the Nation's Highest Rate of Legal Representation , WNYC 4.4.18

New surge in civil lawsuits tied to Deepwater Horizon spill: study , The Hill 2.22.18

When Deportation Is a Death Sentence , The New Yorker 1.15.18

‘Trump Effect’ Wears Off as Migrants Resume Their Northward Push , The New York Times 1.10.18

Carjackings on the rise; St. Louis, St. Louis County saw more than 250 in 2017 , St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1.8.18

Chicago Immigration Court Slows Pace Amid More Cases , U.S. News 1.2.18

Pace of Chicago immigration court slows to a crawl as record numbers navigate system , Chicago Tribune 1.1.18

All sides on gun debate cheer as prosecutions rise for 3rd straight year , Washington Times 12.31.17

Fugitive Operations Unit , CBS 4 News 12.8.17

As The Criminal Justice System Changes, So Does A Private Prison Giant , International Business Times 12.5.17

Arrests along border dipped sharply under Trump, according to federal data , Dallas News 12.5.17

How a U.S. citizen was mistakenly targeted for deportation. He’s not alone , Los Angeles Times 11.29.17

Backlog in NY Immigration Court Leaves Most Undocumented Children Without Lawyers , WNYC 11.27.17

Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican man with 2 felony assault convictions near Hidalgo , CBS 4 News 11.27.17

Chaotic year in immigration policy challenges Chicago , Chicago Tribune 11.25.17

Asylum denied in most Las Vegas immigration court cases , Las Vega Review-Journal 11.17.17

Report: Feds Wildly Overstating Impact of Program to Deport Immigrants , Madison 365 11.13.17

Report: ICE exaggerates success of program ‘sanctuary cities’ resist , Austin American-Statesman 11.8.17

"Spike in legal representation for immigrants in Chicago is attributed to $1 million city fund," , Chicago Tribune 11.4.17

Government wants to deport Mexican man with 3 DWI convictions for the 5th time , CBS 4 News 11.1.17

As assaults on federal agents rise, so do prosecutions , Arizona Daily Star 10.21.17

Cruz presses Sessions on Trump administration's "catch-and-release" policy , The Texsas Tribune 10.18.17

They fled danger at home to make a high-stakes bet on U.S. immigration courts , Reuters 10.17.17

Chicago Tops Wait Times in Immigration Courts: Report , NBC Chicago 10.10.17

Undocumented Workers Are The Backbone Of Dairies. Will Trump Change That? , Huffington Post 10.6.17

Man charged in Edmonton attacks crossed into U.S. from Mexico, records show , CBS News 10.4.17

The Supreme Court is considering whether immigrants detained for more than six months should have a chance at bail , North Carolina Public Radio 10.4.17 , CBC News 10.3.17

Juvenile immigration case backlog grows in Nevada , Las Vegas Review-Journal 10.2.17

Immigrants held in remote ICE facilities struggle to find legal aid before they’re deported , Los Angeles Times 9.28.17

Immigration Officials Taking New Steps to Discourage Smuggling of Children , The New York Times 9.24.17

How a ‘dire’ immigration court backlog affects lives , PBS NewsHour 9.18.17

The Trump Administration is Hiding Data About How Its Crackdown on Illegal Immigration is Going , Government Executive 9.13.17

Star investigation: Big talk, little change on Trump's border , Arizona Daily Star 8.31.17

Streamlined , Houston Chronicle 8.25.17

The US deportation system is verging on lawlessness , The Guardian 8.23.17

Immigration Court Backlog Hangs Over Trump's Reform Push , U.S. News 8.22.17

Private prisons boom in Texas and across America under Trump's immigration crackdown , Houston Chronicle 8.19.17

Whatever happened to Trump's new border patrol officers? , CBS News 8.16.17

Trump’s effort to blame Obama for the opioid epidemic , The Washington Post 8.11.17

Immigration appeals court throws out deportation order for man detained by ICE after dropping daughter off at school , Los Angeles Times 8.10.17

Over 4,000 immigrants in Lee, Collier Counties face ICE hearings , Fox 4 8.9.17

He’s been deported twice. This third time, his family is leaving the US with him. , PRI 8.4.17

Love, Loss & Borders , Phoenix Magazine 7.1.17

Migrants in surge fare worse in immigration court than other groups , The Washington Post 7.30.17

Migrants in surge fare worse in immigration court than other groups , The Washington Post 7.30.17

Federal Drug Prosecutions Still At Historic Lows In First Few Months Of Trump Administration , Huffington Post 7.27.17

Trump Immigration Crackdown Straining Courts, Advocates Say , NBC News 7.23.17

Trump ‘Abolished’ Obama-era Deportation Postponement for Illegal Aliens, Says Report , Breitbart News 7.21.17

Trump's immigration enforcement has just made a bad situation worse , Los Angeles Times 7.18.17

New Jersey Bond Businesses Eye New Growth, From Immigrants , The New York Times 7.11.17

Immigration judges were always overworked. Now they’ll be untrained, too. , The Washington Post 7.11.17

More families fleeing Central America resettling in Mexico , Miami Herald 7.5.17

It's good news and bad news for an immigrant advocate facing deportation , South Caroline Public Radio 6.21.17

What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigration Cases? , The New Yorker 6.20.17

Immigration court backlog grows to nearly 600,000 cases , Associated Press 6.16.17

Jeff Sessions is already leaving his mark on America , The Economist 6.15.17

N.Y. Immigration Courts Face 2-Year Delay After Judges Sent To The Border , NPR 6.14.17

Think FOIA Is a Paper Tiger? The New York Times Gives It Some Bite , The New York times 6.13.17

A private prison company with a troubled past looks to reopen an immigration detention facility in Texas , North Carolina Public Radio 6.13.17

A renewed focus on criminalizing some immigration , San Antonio Express-News 6.10.17

Inside Trump's secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid , The Guardian 6.7.17

Missing: New York Immigration Judges , WNYC News 6.6.17

Interpreters play a vital role in immigration courts — but their rights are being violated, labor board says , Los Angeles Times 6.1.17

Why Stanford MBAs Earn the Most , Bloomberg 5.23.17

Homeland Security Wants to Deport Him, But One US Navy Vet is Beating the Odds -- So Far , NBC News 5.23.17

Under Trump Administration, Environmental Prosecutions Headed Toward 20-Year Low , International Business Times 5.22.17

US Expulsions of Africans Rising, But Still Less Than Other Immigrant Groups , Voice of America 5.21.17

Cases flood Chicago Immigration Court as system reckons with new landscape , Chicago Tribune 5.21.17

Abbott represents one of the most bigoted governorships in the country , Dallas News 5.17.17

Immigration court backlog hits record high in April , Washington Examiner 5.15.17

The sanctuary cities 'safety' measure Texas cops don't want , CNN 5.8.17

Sessions follows the Obama script on prosecuting cops, but not on police reform , The Washington Post 5.6.17

Why Even a Live-Tweeting Senator Couldn’t Stop a Deportation , The New York times 5.5.17

No Asylum Here’: Some Say U.S. Border Agents Rejected Them , The New York Times 5.3.17

Texas sanctuary cities bill could impact locals , USA Today 4.27.17

Trump administration faces surge in federal immigration lawsuits: report , International Business Times 4.25.17

Trump Says Dreamers Shouldn’t Worry. Statistics Say Otherwise. , Huffington Post 4.21.17

A massive ICE raid in this town didn't stop undocumented labor — or illegal immigration , North Carolina Public Radio 4.20.17

This Texas County Is Now the Richest in the U.S. , Time 4.18.17

Shale, Not Stock, Fuels the Wealthiest U.S. County , Bloomberg 4.13.17

A new government report is on hold because of errors — and now we know even less about immigration enforcement , PRI 4.12.17

Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Crimes Face Tougher Policy , Wall Street Journal 4.11.17

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan , Associated Press 4.11.17

Tax filings show Lake, DuPage counties take state's top spots in income , The Chicago Tribune 4.11.17

Thousands of cases flood nation's immigration courts , USA Today 4.9.17

For some California sheriffs, it's not politics stopping them from fully helping ICE: It's the legal risk , Los Angeles Times 3.31.17

She helped deport hundreds of undocumented immigrants. Now she’s fighting for them. , The Washington Post 3.28.17

18 Texas sheriffs step up to replace Harris County in Trump's deportation push , Houston Chronicle 3.25.17

Corruption In Government: Justice Department Sees Drop In Cases Against Corrupt Officials , International Business Times 3.22.17

LGBT community worries about hate crime prosecutions , Associated Press 3.20.17

Obama’s final year: US spent $36 million in records lawsuit , Associated Press 3.14.17

Deportation Fears Keep Undocumented Workers From Reporting Hazards , Bloomberg BNA 3.8.17

The Hard Truths About Obama’s Deportation Priorities , Huffington Post 2.27.17

DHS Unveils Sweeping Plans to Ramp Up Deportations , U.S. News & World Report 2.21.17

Comparing Immigration Raids Under Trump, Obama , Voice of America 2.16.17

Hofstra will open clinic to aid immigrants’ deportation defense , Newsday 2.15.17

Trump rhetoric has created 'atmosphere of terror' for immigrants, advocate says , Chicago Tribune 2.14.17

An Arizona mom is deported. How many others might face the same fate? , The Washington Post 2.9.17

40 Immigrant Families Detained in Berks County Detention Center Could Finally Head to Court and Find Freedom , NBC 2.3.17

These Jurisdictions Have Become ‘Asylum Free Zones’ , The Nation 1.18.17

Why New York's Immigration Courts Are Overwhelmed , WNYC 1.17.17

Trump Deportation Plan to Hand Windfall to a Dying U.S. Industry , Bloomberg 1.11.17

VW highlights how few top execs get prosecuted , CBS 1.11.17