Through community collaboration, the EDUCAUSE Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development team designs professional programs to advance IT leadership in higher education, with a specific focus on those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions. The team also includes the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through IT innovation.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Little\’s interests anchor on the effective integration of information technologies to support the Academy\’s teaching, learning, and research practices. Shared through national and international forums, she is an advocate for faculty development, facilitating communications and collaboration in distributed learning environments, and designing effective uses of instructional technologies for learner success.
Before joining EDUCAUSE, Dr. Little served as Deputy CIO and Executive Director of Educational Technology and the Innovative Technology Center at the University of Tennessee. Her teaching experiences include instructional technology, information science, teacher education and mentoring, and online communications at the University of Tennessee and The Sage Colleges as well as secondary social studies, humanities, and English in the United States and Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe. She has published and presented numerous papers on a broad array of topics in instructional technology and faculty development, served on the Apple Distinguished Educator Higher Education Leadership Team, and is a member of the E-learning Advisory Board and accreditation committees for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates.
She earned a B.A. in Government and International Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee.