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Dr. Joseph Little

Dr.  Joseph Little

Associate Professor of English

Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall 351


I'm an English professor here at Niagara, where I teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including:

  • Writing 100, Writing and Rhetoric
  • English 343, Writing and Well-Being
  • English 348, Ethnography and Travel Writing (paired with the California Wonder Walk)
  • English 350, Style

I also coordinate the university's Study Away Program (website coming soon). If you're a faculty member interested in developing a short-term, faculty-led student trip within the United States, let's talk. For international trips, contact NU's Study Abroad Program.

My most recent creative work is Letters from the Other Side of Silence (Homebound Publications, 2017); my most recent scholarly work is "Rhetoric and Mathematics in the Saturnian Account of Atomic Spectra," published in Arguing with Numbers (Penn State University Press, 2021). These days, I'm at work conceptualizing and coding a non-Latin digital alphabet for ceremonial purposes.

I received my bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Minnesota and my doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, all essentially in technical communication. After gaining industry experience at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab and the Toronto Transit Commission, I joined Niagara's English faculty in 2005, earning tenure in 2011.

Still reading? Well, here’s my curriculum vitae and my Google Scholar page. Feel free to reach out on email as I'm no longer on social media.