Dr. Cathy Littlefield serves Peirce College in the capacity of Professor and Faculty Chair of the Business Division and joined Peirce in 2012.
As faculty Chair of the Business Division, Dr. Littlefield oversees the Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Leadership programs.
As a business professional with over 30 years of experience in hospitality, human resources, business ownership and higher education, Dr. Littlefield combines practice with scholarship. She has been teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the university level since 2009, and while at Peirce, was hired as the first full-time faculty member of the graduate division.
She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Education and her research interests include innovative instructional delivery methods, organic collaboration, collaborative learning and work environments, advisory board development, team development, course design and technology integration within the scope of teaching and learning. Dr. Littlefield is a published author of scholarly work and has presented at numerous professional conferences.
Dr. Littlefield’s professional goals are always focused on student success and doing whatever it takes to impart knowledge, support, and commitment to those around her. As an adult-learner herself, she understands the challenges of balancing work, family, civic engagement, community responsibilities, and professional demands and helps others achieve that balance as well.
Dr. Brian Beatty is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. At SFSU, Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.