Called “a poet” by author and actor (and former White House speechwriter) Ben Stein, Mike Long is an author, essayist, and speechwriter. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, he teaches graduate courses in public relations and writing, including speechwriting. He is a recent recipient of the Dean’s Service Award for contributions to the program and student life. Mike has written remarks for Members of Congress, U.S. Cabinet secretaries, governors, diplomats, CEOs, and four presidential candidates. He was also a semi-finalist for the 2010 Kairos Screenwriting Prize for his screenplay The Joby Project. Mike’s career as a writer began while he was a graduate student in physics at Vanderbilt University, when he began performing comedy, eventually becoming a house emcee for one of the oldest comedy clubs in America.