Carissa Little

Associate Dean, Global and Online Education

Stanford University

Carissa Little oversees the Stanford Center for Professional Development, the global and online education unit within Stanford Engineering, and Stanford Online, a robust portal of academic and professional education offered by schools and units throughout Stanford University. SCPD, a leader in global and online education, works closely with Stanford faculty to create and extend engaging, best-in-class online education including credit-bearing degree and certificate programs; group and custom cohort programs; credentialed professional education, as well as free and open learning opportunities. Her expertise, solution-oriented approach, and innovative vision has contributed to the SCPD’s enhanced ability to serve both campus-based students and learners worldwide. Prior to Stanford, she worked as an educator and in high-tech product management and was an entrepreneur and co-owner of a Silicon Valley-based venture. Little is a graduate of Boston University.