Frank C. Worrell, Ph.D.
Professor Frank C. Worrell holds a Ph.D. in School and Educational Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. and an M.A. in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Currently, he is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Director of the School Psychology program, Faculty Director of the Academic Talent Development Program, and Faculty Director of the California College Preparatory Academy.
His areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education, at-risk youth, cultural identities, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. A member of the editorial boards of several journals, Dr. Worrell was Editor of Review of Educational Research through 2016 and has also served on committees of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). He received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence from UC Berkeley, and was one of two recipients of NAGC’s 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award. His most recent book is Achieving college dreams: A university-charter district partnership (Oxford University Press, 2016), co-written with Rhona S. Weinstein, Ph.D. Additionally, he has recently published chapters in multiple scholarly works on identity development in gifted children; the science of talent development in gifted children; parent involvement; the role of domains in the conceptualization of talent; and racial/ethnic and gender identity in gifted classrooms.