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Summer Sessions

Meet the Team


Durwin Long

Durwin Long, Senior Director

Durwin has provided overall direction for UW Summer Sessions since joining Continuum College in February 2020. He previously served as the executive director of student services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and as the assistant dean for executive and professional development in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He earned his doctorate in higher education in 2007 from the University of Minnesota, where his research focused on the factors affecting adult learners’ persistence and graduation rates in higher education.

Riley Crain

Riley Crain, Program Manager

Riley is responsible for many of the operational needs of UW Summer Sessions. Riley earned a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Davis and has worked in higher education since 2014. Her experience includes admissions, operations, foreign and domestic visa processing, event management and orientation planning. Before coming to the UW, Riley worked as a data specialist for a relocation company hired by Amazon.