Kimberly Little

Lecturer II

Irby 106

(501) 450-3216


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M 1:00-3:00; TR 12:15-1:15; T 4:15-5:15

Dr. Little earned her History bachelor’s degree with honors at Harvard and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Her academic focus is teaching, but her research interests lay primarily in environmental and urban history. She is a specialist of research methods and twentieth-century America. She teaches environmental history, research methods, and US surveys and has taught public history. At UCA, she has mentored 10 honors theses, served on masters committees, and mentored 40 undergraduate research presentations at college and state student symposiums and professional regional and international conferences.

Dr. Little also supervises the public history internship program and regularly engages her students with service-learning projects for regional public history institutions.  Among these projects was creating, organizing, and running bus tours with her students and an intern for the 60th anniversary of the Central High Crisis.  The tours were featured on two dozen regional news outlets and CNN (2017).

Dr. Little was UCA’s Outstanding EDGE Faculty Award (2016), UCA Career Services’ student-nominated Career Champion (2019), UCA’s Service-Learning Faculty of the Year (2016), a finalist for UCA’s Public Service Award (2019), and a nominee multiple times for UCA’s Teaching Excellence Award (2015, 2018, 2021).
Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Little worked in various capacities in public history including journal editing, National Park Service historian, and museum curator, and she taught middle school and high school. When she has time, she enjoys camping, whitewater canoeing and rafting, woodworking, fostering pets, and gardening.