About Us


Dustin Long – Vice President, Advanced Studies; Director of Literature: Dustin received a BA from UC Berkeley and is currently working towards his PhD in English Literature at Indiana University, where he was awarded his MA. He recently moved to New York to begin his dissertation, but spent the last four years dividing his time between teaching composition, taking graduate courses, and writing novels. His first novel, Icelander, was published by McSweeney’s in 2006, and he is currently completing another.

At Individual U., Dustin mentors students in English Literature, Grammar, and Writing. He is also involved in preparing Individual U. students for various standardized examinations, including the SAT, ACT, and SSAT.