Robert L. Long Professorship in Ethics


Faculty Chair


$1,276,988 (2021)

Year Established



Funds are to be used in support of a Chair in Ethics within the College of Business. (GF000157)


Funds are to be used to provide compensation and benefits for a faculty member who holds the designated Chair in Ethics; provide travel, advertising, and publication coverage for the Chair; provides funds to support purposes related to the Chair deemed necessary by the Dean of the College of Business.


Robert L. Long was born in 1937. For 30 years, slowly but surely, he was able to build a career at Tennessee Eastman Chemical and at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York, where he started as an engineer and climbed up to senior Vice President. In 1992, he retired and moved to Melbourne Beach where he was very active in the community, worked as a strategy planning consultant to several CEOs and investors, and served Florida Institute of Technology as a Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2006.

Long died on 2006 and is remembered as an “intelligent individual who listened intently and displayed an uncanny ability to cut right to the heart of the issue being discussed. He was adept at working through extraneous information and engaging in critical thinking”, said his friend Roger Manley, distinguished professor who served for more than 30 years to Florida Tech.