A native of Macon, Georgia, Dr. C. Emmanuel Little is a multi-talented scholar, creative and family man. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia (PhD, Higher Education – Dec. 2018). He also holds degrees from Georgia College (B.A. in Mass Communications ’07, Masters in Public Administration 2010).  He currently lives and works in central Georgia with his daughter and wonderful wife Crystal, who is also an educator.


September 2018, courtesy of the University of Georgia Institute of Higher Education

Emmanuel is extremely passionate about issues affecting historically marginalized communities, particularly Black people; this passion informs his professional work as well as his scholarship concerning higher education. His current work as a higher education practitioner & administrator focuses on empowerment & teacher education programs for Black males at both the P-12 and postsecondary levels. In his professional roles in higher education, he has dedicated his efforts to building and leading initiatives for both diversity, inclusion and most importantly, institutional equity. He serves on various committees to provide leadership towards institutional change in these areas and has mentored numerous students in both the high school and undergraduate stages, many of which have gone on to graduate level degrees, law school, and/or productive careers in their respective fields.

He has presented his work at numerous national and statewide conferences including NCORE (National Conference on Race & Ethnicity), NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education), AABHE (American Association of Blacks in Higher Education), Critical Questions in Education and several K-12 teacher education summits such as the GA Induction Summit. He was also recognized as a rising star in Milledgeville Scene Magazine as part of its “20 under 40” feature, published in January 2019!

Outside of academia, Emmanuel also thrives as a voice over artist (aka “MannyVoices“) and podcaster (via The No Wednesday Podcast). He also has been known to dabble in both poetry and rap music in his spare time as a creative outlet for his passions. As someone always interested in using his voice – whether to address issues of social justice or more creative means – Emmanuel understands and embraces the importance of being heard in multiple avenues.

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