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Rich Little

Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Biography

Dr. Little has taught in the SEC program for 10 years and currently works at AMC, LLC where he served as the Director for Vision Implementation for the Kensington Campus, a 14-acre campus designed to address the homeless crisis in the Antelope Valley with joint-partnership with The People Concern, a non-profit social service provider.  Over the following 1 ½ years he worked with service agencies and city leaders during the pandemic to fully lease up 150 1-bedroom apartments at Kensington for people who had been homeless for 2+ years. Rich came to AMC after spending 2 ½ years with Ironwood Management as a Regional Supervisor overseeing a portfolio of 10 properties totaling over 800 units. His experience includes owner/managed communities, Section-8 housing, tax credit properties, major rehabs and renovations and turning around struggling properties for Ownership.

Rich came to property management from the academic sector after working for six years at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he lived on campus and taught in the Religion Division and Graduate School of Education and Psychology and worked to create volunteer opportunities for students and faculty to engage the greater LA Area in addressing homelessness.

Rich earned his PhD in Education from Trinity International University in Chicago where he also taught at Wheaton College from 2003-2010 after working as Assistant to the President at Harding University for the previous 4 years. He completed post-doctorate studies at Oxford University in 2006.

Rich is also a prolific reader, writer and public speaker having traveled to over 50 countries speaking on a range of social issues and topics and motivating audiences to engage their local communities to make a positive social impact for good. He’s the father of four children, Annie, a director of marketing and design at a cryptocurrency start-up, Shelby, a Division 1 soccer player at Pepperdine, Will, a Pepperdine sophomore who is completing his real estate license, and Claire, a freshman and soccer player at Oaks Christian.

 

Education

  • PhD, Trinity International University
  • MSE, Harding University
  • BS, Harding University