College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership
Todd Little is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership and director of the newly formed Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis, and Policy (IMMA) at Texas Tech University. Little joins Texas Tech from the University of Kansas. He was previously the director of the Quantitative Training Program; the director of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis; and also the director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology Minor in the Department of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. Little's research interests are statistics and methodology: modeling individual, group, and developmental differences; general structural equations modeling techniques (e.g., LISREL, MACS, growth curve, HLM), construct validation; measurement; selection effects; and missing data estimation. His research also focuses on developmental psychology: action-control processes; motivation; self-regulation; school achievement; peer and friendship relationships; adjustment and well-being; the social-personality nexus; cross-cultural and socio-contextual influences; and childhood and adolescence.