Dallas Little's Portrait

Dallas Little


College of Engineering


Dallas Little’s research interests include asphalt technology, pavement design, soil stabilization, fracture mechanics, soil mechanics and foundation engineering.

He has served as principal investigator on over $35 million in research during his academic career and has chaired the doctoral committees of a number of nationally and internationally prominent leaders in academia.

Little has been a senior research fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, where he was the first researcher to hold that position. He is a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), one of about 200 to hold that rank out of over 150,000 members.

Little has published over 230 refereed journal publications, over 80 refereed proceedings, has contributed to five books and has given over 420 invited lectures. He has served on many advisory and executive committees and remains a widely sought-after consultant and expert witness on projects related to infrastructure performance and forensic studies.

He is the Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor, and University Professor of the Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M.

He earned a BCSE in civil engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, an MS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in civil engineering from Texas A&M.