Charles W. Little Jr.
Professor Charles W. Little Jr. attended college on an athletic and academic scholarship
at Azusa Pacific University and graduated Magna cum Laude with a major in
English Language and Literature, and Sports Medicine. He earned a master’s
degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of La Verne, and
graduated Summa cum Laude.
Professor Little began his professional career as a magazine writer and editor, covering
sports, health, and science and technology issues. His credits include ESPN
Inc., American Sports Network, Muscle Digest, Flex, Fit and senior writer at
the Energy Research Institute, Cogeneration World, and a number of local
newspaper and radio outlets.
He has served as a design and journalism education consultant for numerous
organizations including The Orange County Register, General Dynamics, Sullivan
Corp., American Sports Network, the Rancho Santiago Community College District,
and scores of colleges and universities.
Since 1986 Professor Little has served as a communications and media studies
professor, department chair and journalism adviser at Santa Ana College. During
his at tenure at SAC student media have enjoyed great success, winning 17 Associated
Collegiate Press National Pacemaker Awards, 14 Columbia Scholastic Press
Association Gold and Silver Crown awards, 30 ACP First Place Best of Show
awards as well as numerous state and national honors. The student newspaper, el
Don, that he advises, was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of
Fame in 2008.
Professor Little is most proud of the hundreds of former students that have graduated
from four-year colleges and universities. Several of his former students have
distinguished themselves professionally, winning multiple Golden Mike and Emmy
Awards, and numerous global design, state and national writing and reporting
He has been honored by his peers for excellence in teaching, innovation and
curriculum development at the state and national level, and has been recognized
by the governor of California and the state legislature for excellence in
teaching and education.
In 1997, The College Media Advisers, Inc. awarded Professor Little the National
Distinguished Community College Adviser Award.
He was selected as Santa Ana College's Distinguished Faculty Award recipient in
The University of La Verne named Professor Little one of its "Top 75
Graduates" at its Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
He is an avid cyclist and runner.