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Favorite Food: Hot fudge sundaes.

Best Trip Ever: Provence, France.  The markets,the colors, the people, the trains, the music, the landscape, the sunshine and the rain-c'est tout magnifique!

Hobbies: I have been studying art for three years now, and have discovered a new passion to go along with my love for music, ballet, gardening, traveling, and preserving the natural wonders of this wonderful planet Earth.

First Love: My sensational family. 

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Mary Little

female instructor

Hello Everyone!

It is a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful University, the Educational Resource Center and the Benerd School of Education. Although working with my students and colleagues is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity, it comes with a huge obligation: to teach, and to teach well.

My goals as an instructor are to instill in my students a lifelong enjoyment of reading. I also want to provide them with effective strategies and guidelines to help them succeed as independent learners at the University of the Pacific and beyond. Students in the new millennium are indeed facing challenges my generation never dreamed of: "It is a truism to say that the 21st century is bringing more to read, more ways to read it, and more reasons to be an effective reader than ever before" (Pugh, Pawean, & Antommarchi, 2000).


Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning:  California State University, Fullerton, 2009

MA Teaching of Writing, with a concentration on Renaissance Literature:  California State University, Stanislaus, 1988

BA English: 
California State University, Stanislaus, 1986