Associate Director and Associate Professor (2003-2012)
The following represents Deandra’s bio when she left the CTE in 2012.
Deandra Little joined the Teaching Resource Center faculty in August 2003. A graduate of Samford University (B.A., English) with a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, Deandra also regularly teaches courses on American literature. Her teaching interests focus on 19th- and 20th-century US literature & culture, specifically representations of science & technology and intersections of science, gender & identity in the 19th-century and autobiographical writings by 20th-century women writers.
As an Associate Director, Deandra administers the Professors as Writers Program and co-administers the Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program and edits the TRC newsletter, Teaching Concerns. Other responsibilities include presenting and conducting workshops, consulting individually with faculty and graduate students about teaching & learning and a variety of other tasks designed to enhance UVa’s teaching mission.
Her educational development research focuses on effective mentoring & coaching, graduate student professional development, assessing and responding to student writing, and teaching with images & visualizations across the curriculum. She has presented on these topics in a number of venues, including as co-facilitator of NEH/American History Project summer institutes, Learning to Look: Teaching with Images in the Humanities.