Human Development & Family Studies
HDFS Affiliate Faculty
Affiliate Faculty members were selected because their work extends the research and teaching of the department of Human Development & Family Studies. Affiliated faculty engage in a variety of activities, including: presenting at our monthly Colloquium Series, serving on committees for our doctoral students, and collaborating in research projects.
To become an affiliated faculty member with a zero-percent appointment in HDFS, a candidate must first be nominated by a current HDFS faculty member. The nomination should include a justification for the appointment from the faculty sponsor, an application from the candidate, and the candidate's CV. The Executive Committee will review the nomination for inclusion and then present the candidate to the full faculty. The candidate must be a tenure-system faculty member with a full-time appointment in another unit on campus and must be engaged, or wish to become engaged, in substantive collaboration with our faculty and/or students.
Every two years following the initial appointment, the faculty will review the affiliate faculty members' activities with the department and decide to continue or terminate the appointment.
Department: Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy
College: College of Education
Todd D. Little is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University (TTU) where, in 2013, he became the founding director of the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (IMMAP). The IMMAP at TTU is a university-designated research and support center that provides expert consulting and assistance on all manner of data collection, data management, and advanced statistical analyses. Little is internationally recognized for his quantitative work on various aspects of applied SEM (e.g., indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes) as well as his substantive developmental research (e.g., action-control processes and motivation, coping, and self-regulation). Prior to joining TTU, Little has guided quantitative training and provided consultation to students, staff, and faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development's Center for Lifespan Studies (1991-1998), Yale University's Department of Psychology (1998-2002), and researchers at KU (2002-2013, including as director of the RDA unit at the Lifespan Institute and as director of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis). In 2001, Little was elected to membership in the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, a restricted-membership society of quantitative specialists in the behavioral and social sciences.