Judith Warren Little
Judith Warren Little is Carol Liu Professor of Education Policy, emerita, and former dean at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado and worked as Senior Program Director at Far West Laboratory (now WestEd) before joining the faculty at Berkeley. Her research focuses on teachers’ work and careers, the organizational and policy contexts of teaching, and teachers’ professional development. In particular, she investigates the resources and interactions that support or constrain teacher learning in both formal professional development and informal workplace settings. She is also interested in international developments in the composition, quality, distribution and preparation of the teacher workforce, and in cross-field studies of education for the professions. Dr. Little has served as member and chair of the Academy’s post-doctoral selection committee and as a member of the NAEd Board of Directors.