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Laine Little, Ph.D.


Lalaine Bangilan Little (she/her)

Dr. Little is a Filipina-American originally from Houston, Texas. Her experience in museums and art galleries includes the Allentown Art Museum; the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art; the Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M University; the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Dr. Little’s scholarship activities are in Early Modern visual culture of Catholic missions in Asia, specifically Japanese/Portuguese and Philippine/Spanish encounters. 

She has been awarded fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities Professional Development Fund, the Renaissance Society of America Kress Travel Fund, the National Committee for the History of Art, the Lilly Library of Indiana University in Bloomington, and the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

She has taught at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre and Binghamton University. At Misericordia University, Dr. Little is an adjunct professor in the Department of Fine Arts and teaches Cultures of Collecting, Introduction to Global Architecture, and Arts of Asia-Pacific. She is also the advisor for the class of 2026.

Ph.D. Binghamton University, Art History
M.A. Binghamton University, Art History
M.A.T. George Washington University, Museum Education
B.S. University of Houston, Political Science
(570) 674-8420

Gallery Attendants, Spring 2024

Gallery attendants open the galleries to visitors and assist with installations, art programs, and social media. Must be Federal Work Study eligible to be an attendant during the school year. Any student may apply during the summer term. Training and flexible schedules available.

To apply, please visit, or contact Dr. Little.

Art Gallery Advisory Council

Kathleen Kroll, Wyoming Valley Art League

Anna Malsky, ANNAMALY Gallery, Kingston

Gina Malsky, Dance Theatre of Wilkes Barre

Joe and Sue Simon, MU Alumni

Becky Steinberger, Ph.D., Misericordia Department of English and Theatre Program Director

John Woznicki, Ph.D., Misericordia Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

If you are interested in volunteering for the Advisory Council (time commitment: 2-year term, online quarterly meetings) or as a Gallery Attendant (2 to 4 hours/week, flexible hours), please contact Lalaine Little.