Department of Accounting
Degrees & Programs
Dr. Harold Little
Department Chair - Accounting
Research and Teaching
Dr. Little specializes in financial and managerial accounting research. His current research focuses on public company audit committee policies, procedures, and responsibilities in a post-Sarbanes Oxley environment and international financial reporting standards as they apply to large and small businesses under SEC guidelines. He teaches undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and auditing courses in WKU's Masters of Accountancy, full-time MBA, and professional MBA programs.
PhD-Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
MBA-University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business
Dr. Little has extensive experience in all phases of public and private accounting, as well as internal auditing. He worked in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. (Chicago Office), where he participated in audits of regulated industry, pharmaceutical, banking, and manufacturing companies. Dr. Little has led internal audits of Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) locations in Japan, Suriname (SA), and several of its domestic locations. He was an Accounting manager for one of ALCOA's fabrication plants in California (USA). His last position before entering academia was Controller of Stoody Company, a subsidiary of the Thermadyne Holdings Group. Dr Little held adjunct faculty positions at Elmhurst College (IL), California State Polytechnic University, and University of LaVerne (CA).
Dr Little has published collaborative papers with Dr. Nace Magner, Dr Yining Chen, Dr Mark Ross, Dr Minwoo Lee, and Ms Sheri Henson in Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education, International Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting, The Kentucky CPA Journal, Conference Proceedings for the American Accounting Association, Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, Group & Organization Management, Managerial Auditing Journal, and Advances in Management Accounting. He currently serves on Boards of Directors of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, South Central Kentucky Minority Economic Development Corporation, Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, and ServiceOne Federal Credit Union. Dr. Little has won teaching and service awards at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Little is the recipient of the Gordon Ford College Public Service Award, the University President's Award for Diversity, the Outstanding MBA Teacher Award, the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award, and the Gordon & Glenda Ford Award of Faculty Excellence.
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