Donna Little, M.B.A., D.B.A. Candidate

Associate Professor


Donna Little, M.B.A., D.B.A. Candidate

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3929

Education Background

  • M.B.A., Santa Clara University, 1983
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1973

Biography / Academic Statement


Donna L. Little is Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Menlo College, where she has served since 1986. She is also the founding Director of the Menlo College Center for Financial Literacy. Established in 2008, the center brings educational opportunities in personal finance to students in the College and the community, particularly for underserved and first-generation college students.

Research Interests
  • Professor’s Little’s research focuses on the links between education in personal finance at the freshman college level, financial literacy, student commitment to degree completion, and loyalty to their entering institution. Publications include research on investor relations websites, and utilization of rubrics at the college level.

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance I and II
  • Personal Finance for College
Selected Publications
  • Jones, I, D. Little, and M. Lovett,”Mission Statements on Fortune 500 Web Sites: A Descriptive Analysis”, Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, The American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 2006, Volume 14, Number 2.
  • Little, D. and M. Lovett, “Project Rubrics, Links Between Academic Freedom and Assessment”, American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2003, Volume 10, Number 1.
Recent Presentations
  • “Personal Finance for the Successful College Student”, presentation for the I Have A Dream Foundation administrators and students, San Francisco, CA, July 27, 2011.
  • Panelist: AICPA Educators Roundtable, Monterey, California 2006
  • Panelist: AICPA Educators Roundtable, Santa Rosa, California 2005
Awards & Honors
  • 2009 Faculty Service Award
  • 2007 Charles B. Emerick Teaching Prize - Faculty Award
  • 2006 Lifetime Achievement Certificate, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2004 Named to Emeritus Business Advisory Board, California Polytechnic State University