Todd Little

Developmental Scientists Wins Inaugural Mentoring Award

Todd Little attributes his philosophy of mentorship to having good mentors.

A Texas Tech University professor is being honored for his work in mentoring other scientists.

Todd Little, a professor of educational psychology and leadership in the College of Education, received the inaugural Distinguished Contributions to Mentoring of Developmental Scientists Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).

The SRCD created this award to honor outstanding mentorship in the field of child development, since mentor relationships are the primary resource for new scholars to learn how to conduct high-quality research.

“Dr. Little was chosen as the inaugural winner of this mentoring award for his long history of using mentoring, advising and teaching to champion the dissemination of rigorous methodological practices to developmental scientists,” said Robert Crosnoe, chairman of the SRCD Senior Awards committee and chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin.