Todd D. Little, PhD is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the newly established Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) concentration in Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University. Little was recruited to join TTU in 2013 as a senior strategic hire to establish REMS (with Eugene Wang) as a program and to become the founding Director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (immap.educ.ttu.edu). Also in 2013, Little was accorded an honorary professorship at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Little is internationally recognized for his work on various aspects of applied SEM (e.g., indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes, planned missing designs, mediation, moderation, multilevel etc.) as well as his developmental research (e.g., action-control processes, motivation, coping, and aggression). Little has worked and provided methodological guidance at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development’s Center for Lifespan Studies (1991-1998), Yale University’s Department of Psychology (1998-2002), and the University of Kanas’ (2003-2013), including the founding and directing of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis (2010-2013).
In 2009, he was elected President of APA’s Division 5 (then called Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), Little is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as well as the American Psychological Association (APA Divisions 5, 7, & 15) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
In 2003, Little founded and teaches in the internationally renowed stats camp (visit Statscamp.org for current offerings)