Dr. Little’s scholarship focuses on various issues around education, particularly around higher education. Specifically, this work revolves around Black students and communities in relation to college access, opportunity, retention, and graduation as they combat institutional racism. His work as a practitioner in this area informs and expands the scope of this scholarship. Examples of his research, presentations, and publications are listed below.
Dissertation (2018): Uncovering the MiSTER Magic: Critical Race Counternarratives of Black Male Pre-Service Teachers (University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education; Advisor: Dr. Karen Webber) DOWNLOAD HERE
**10th Anniversary Edition – GC African-American Male Initiative Newsletter, published with University Communications in April 2021: https://issuu.com/georgiacollege/docs/aami_spring_2021_newsletter_issuu
**Book Foreword: Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools, published in April 2020. Book Link : https://www.igi-global.com/book/cases-strategic-partnerships-resilient-communities/241181
“How can you transform a community without being truly grounded within and connected to it? How can you begin to address any of the aforementioned issues without a foundational connection to the cultures that produce the families you serve in education? Real solutions require multi-tiered analysis from various stakeholders in our communities” – Foreword excerpt
**Book Chapter: “Memoir of a Former Impostor” in Gumbo for the Soul III, published in July 2019. Link for more information: https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Gumbo-for-the-Soul-III (cover below)
“Don’t let impostor syndrome block your blessings, beloved.” – Gumbo for the Soul III excerpt
Other Select Presentations, Panels, and Publications
- Little, C.E. (2020, February): Racial Diversity & Inclusion in Education. Presented as an invited classroom lecture for the EDEX 3170 (Culture, Identity and Diversity in Teaching) course.
- Little, C.E. (2019, November): Black men, white classrooms: a critical race theoretical analysis of the GC Call Me MiSTER program. Presented at the 2019 NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) Conference in Tucson, AZ.
- Little, C.E. (2019, May). Victory lap. Keynote speech delivered at the 2019 Baldwin High School Honors Day program in Milledgeville, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2019, May). See it, then be it: lessons from growing a more diverse teacher pipeline. Keynote speech delivered at the 2019 statewide Teacher Induction Summit at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, GA.
- Lewis, W., Little, C.E, & Parkinson, T. (2019, March). Panel: successful degree completion strategies from higher ed. Presented as an invited panelist at the 2019 Spring Training for the National College Access Network in Atlanta, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2019, February). Black males and education. Presented as an invited classroom lecture for the Culture, Identity, and Diversity in Teaching course at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2019, February). Repairing the pipeline: shifting the paradigm for Black male teachers. Presented as a keynote address at the Executives Forum for the Georgia College College of Business in Milledgeville, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2018, April). Call Me MiSTER: ‘Where are all of the black teachers?’. Presented as an invited presenter at the statewide Georgia Teacher Induction Summit in Macon, GA.
- Daniel, J.; Costanza, V.; Little, C.E.; Mitchell, A.; Patterson, A. & Young, J. (2017, November). Untying teachers’ hands. Presented as an invited panelist at the 2017 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference in Atlanta, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2017, September). Teacher diversity & Call me mister. Presented at the Middle Georgia P-20 Collaborative in Macon, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2017, March). LMI alumni presentation & panel. Presented at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2017 Conference in Raleigh, NC.
- Little, C. E. (2017, March). Black & male at a PWI. Presented at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2017 Conference in Raleigh, NC.
- Little, C. E. (2017, March). Call me mister. Presented at the Critical Issues in Education 2017 Conference in New Orleans, LA.
- Brown, J., Jones, H., and Little, C. E. (2016, October). Call me mister: transforming classrooms in the state of Georgia. Presented at Georgia College Middle Grades Summit in Milledgeville, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2016, April). Call me mister: transforming classrooms in the state of Georgia. Presented at the 2016 Georgia Professional Standards Commission Program Approval Technical Assistance Workshop at Middle Georgia State College in Macon, GA.
- Little, C. Emmanuel (2014, March). The language: reading realities through rap music. Elephants in the Room: Diversity & Privilege in Education. Presented at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.
- Belk, K., Little, C. E. & Pugh, C. (2014, March). Student success strategies. MAP/MRO Professionals Spring 2014 Meeting. Co-presented at Middle Georgia State College, Macon, GA.
- Little, C.E. (2013, October). Cracking the codes: The system of racial inequity film workshop/discussion. Presented at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
- Little, C.E. & others (2013, March) Shaping our future: How should higher education help create the future we want? Co-presented at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
- Jackson, B. & Little, C.E. (2012, Feb.) Decoding Tim Wise: power, responsibility, & privilege. Workshop co-presented at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
- Bill, B., Little, C. E. & Ruffin, L. (2011, May). MALE connection. Co-presented at 2011 National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) in San Francisco, CA.
- Little, C.E., McClure, S. & Womack, V. (2011, Feb.) Too black?. Panel co-presented at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.
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