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Christian Long

WONDER, By Design
Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio Area

Christian Long is an educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and curiosity as the root of all learning worth doing. Christian is the co-founder of WONDER, By Design: A Learning and Design Expedition, a collaborative multi-disciplined venture that explores the future of learning through a human-centered design lens. He is also the proud founder of Prototype Design Studio, an ongoing experimentation in social-driven design done in partnership with students, teachers, professional creatives, and community leaders around the world. Christian has spent 15 years as an educator, coach, program director, and experiential education leader and he speaks internationally on a variety of design thinking topics. Christian holds a master’s degree in education with a concentration in school design from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and a certificate of secondary education from Indiana University (Bloomington), was a Klingenstein Summer Fellow for emerging school leaders at Teachers College, Columbia University, and participated in extended professional development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Christian is married to Karla, a middle school principle and teacher, and they have two young children.