Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, Accounting, 1999
MBA, University of Chicago GSB, Chicago, IL, Finance, 1972
BA, Howard University, Washington, DC, Accounting, 1970
Dr. Little holds five professional certifications: CPA, CIA, CMA, CGMA, and the Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards. He teaches undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and auditing courses in the Master of Accountancy, full-time MBA, and professional MBA programs. He specializes in financial and managerial accounting research. His current research focuses on public company audit committee policies, procedures, and responsibilities in a post-Sarbanes Oxley environment and international financial reporting standards as they apply to large and small businesses under SEC guidelines. Dr. Little has extensive experience in all phases of public and private accounting, as well as internal auditing. He worked in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. (Chicago Office), where he participated in audits of regulated industry, pharmaceutical, banking, and manufacturing companies. Dr. Little has led internal audits of Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) locations in Japan, Suriname (SA), and several of its domestic locations. He was an Accounting manager for one of ALCOA's fabrication plants in California (USA). His last position before entering academia was Controller of Stoody Company, a subsidiary of the Thermadyne Holdings Group. He currently serves on Boards of Directors of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, South Central Kentucky Minority Economic Development Corporation, Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, and ServiceOne Federal Credit Union. Dr. Little is an active participant in the activities of the department of accounting where he currently serves as the Department Chair.