Frank C. Worrell

Professor, Graduate School of Education

Frank C. Worrell received a B.A. and a M.A. in psychology at the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in school and educational psychology at UC Berkeley. Currently, he is a professor in the Graduate School of Education, where he serves as faculty director of the School Psychology program, the Academic Talent Development Program, and 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, time perspective, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. In his research, he examines the role of psychosocial constructs as risk and protective factors in relation to students’ educational and psychological functioning. A member of the editorial boards of several journals, Worrell was co-editor/editor of Review of Educational Research from 2012–2016 and has served on committees of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, the National Academy of Education, the National Association for Gifted Children, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Society for the Study of School Psychology. He served as a council representative for the School Psychology Division of APA (Division 16) from 2010–2015 and a Member at Large on the APA Board of Directors (2016–2018). In 2011, Worrell received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity from UC Berkeley and many other prestigious honors. He has ongoing research collaborations in China, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom. He is also the 2021 President-Elect of the American Psychological Association.