Frank C. Worrell

Member Since: 2018

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Frank C. Worrell received a BA and a Masters in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in School and Educational Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. 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. He also holds an affiliate appointment in the Social and Personality Area in the Department of Psychology. 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, 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, and the National Association for Gifted Children. He served as a Council Representative for the School Psychology Division of APA from 2010 – 2015, and is a Member at Large on the APA Board of Directors (2016 – 2018). Worrell is a Fellow in Divisions 5, 15, 16, 45, and 52 of APA, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and an elected member in the Society for the Study of School Psychology. In 2011, Worrell received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence from UC Berkeley, and was one of two recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Research Award from the Division 45 of APA, the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race. Worrell has ongoing research collaborations in Australia, China, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

One of his most recent publications is an edited book with Rhona S. Weinstein (Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High-School).

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