Dr. M. Annette Little joined the faculty at Belmont in 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a Master’s Degree in Special Education Curriculum and Development from Austin Peay State University, and a Doctoral Degree in Special Education with a focus on behavioral disorders from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.
Little brings over 8 years of experience in the field of special education at the K-12 level and 3 years at the university level. She teaches classes in Diverse Learners and Instructional Methods for 7th-12th graders. In addition, she supervises student teachers in the field.
Prior to joining Belmont, Little served as an Adjunct Professor at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, and Lipscomb University. Dr. Little is also a board certified behavior analyst and has worked with children who were diagnosed with behavior disorders, autism, and/or intellectual disabilities in homes, communities, and schools.
Little researches and publishes in the areas of positive behavior supports, characteristics of students with emotional and behavioral disorders, and collaborative approaches to behavior therapy. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Association of Behavior Analysts (ABA), Tennessee Association of Behavior Analysts (TABA), Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee (ASMT). Annually, she presents papers at national and local conferences and has published in scholarly journals such as Journal of Emotional and Behavior Disorders and Exceptional Children.