Sharoni Little

Sharoni Denise Little is Associate Dean, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer & Professor of Clinical Business Communication at USC Marshall School of Business and an award-winning teacher, researcher, and mentor. A renowned author, global facilitator, and media commentator, Sharoni’s research and expertise centers on organizational leadership, strategic communication, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sharoni is completing her forthcoming books, The Perpetual Surveillance of Black Men (2019), and Diapers and Dissertations: Women, Education, and Work (2019), and is the recipient of the USC Faculty Mentoring award, two Marshall School of Business, “Golden Apple” teaching awards, and the USC Remarkable Woman award.

An educational and social advocate, Sharoni is a member and Immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County, Policy Roundtable for Childcare and Development Commission and sits on several boards of trustees.

Throughout her career, she has partnered with numerous community leaders and organizations, including the Aspen Institute, Obama Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, and the Compton Human Trafficking Task Force.

Sharoni received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Organizational Communication and Leadership from California State University – Los Angeles. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Rhetoric, Communication, Cultural Studies and Law from Indiana University Bloomington. Additionally, Sharoni earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California.