Catherine Little

Professor


Titles:

Professor, Educational Psychology
Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, The College of William and Mary, 2001
M.A.Ed., Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 1997
B.A., Elementary Education/History, The College of William and Mary, 1994

CV updated spring 2020

Selected Recent Publications:

Little, C. A., Adelson, J. L., Kearney, K. L., Cash, K., & O’Brien, R. (2018). Early opportunities to strengthen academic readiness: Effects of summer learning on mathematics achievement. Gifted Child Quarterly, 62, 83-95.

Little, C. A. (2017). Teaching strategies to support the education of gifted learners. In S. I. Pfeiffer (Ed.), APA handbook of giftedness and talent. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

VanTassel-Baska, J., & Little, C. A. (Eds.). (2017). Content-based curriculum for high-ability learners (3rd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Gilson, C. M., & Little, C. A. (2016). Understanding how teachers listen in a reading enrichment program. Journal of Advanced Academics, 27, 210-240.

Siegle, D., Gubbins, E. J., O’Rourke, P., Langley, S. D., Chung, R. U., Luria, S. R., Little, C. A.,… & Plucker, J. A. (2016). Barriers to underserved gifted students’ participation in gifted programs and possible solutions. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 39, 103-131.

Little, C. A.,McCoach, D. B., & Reis, S. M. (2014). Effects of differentiated reading instruction on student achievement in middle school. Journal of Advanced Academics, 25, 384-402.

Gilson, C. M., Little, C. A., Ruegg, A., & Bruce-Davis, M. (2014). An investigation of elementary teachers’ use of differentiated follow-up questions during individualized reading conferences. Journal of Advanced Academics, 25, 101-128

Siegle, D., Wilson, H. E., & Little, C. A. (2013). A sample of gifted and talented educators’ attitudes about academic acceleration. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24, 27-51.

Little, C. A. (2012). Curriculum as motivation for gifted students. Psychology in the Schools, 49, 695-705.

Little, C. A., & Housand, B. C. (2011). Avenues to professional learning online: Technology tips and tools for professional development in gifted education. Gifted Child Today, 34(4), 18-27.

VanTassel-Baska, J., & Little, C. A. (Eds.). (2011). Content-based curriculum for high-ability learners (2nd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Reis, S. M., McCoach, D. B., Little, C. A., Muller, L. M., & Kaniskan, B.  (2011). The effects of differentiated instruction and enrichment pedagogy on reading achievement in five elementary schools. American Educational Research Journal, 48, 462-501..

Simonsen, B., & Little, C. A. (2011). Single-subject research in gifted education. Gifted Child Quarterly, 55, 158-162.

 

Recent Funded Research:

Project LIFT, funded by the Jacobs K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, US Department of Education. Principal Investigator, 2017-2022.

Project SPARK, funded by the Jacobs K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, US Department of Education. Principal Investigator, 2014-2019.

 

Selected Honors/Awards:

Dr. Lynne Goodstein and Dr. Peter Langer Award for Honors Advising, UConn Honors Program, 2018

2012-2013 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow

2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (with Sherryl Hauser and Jeffrey Corbishley)

2010 Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award (with Brandi M. Simonsen) from the SIG for Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent of the American Educational Research Association

2008 National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

University of Connecticut:

Honors Board of Associate Directors

University Scholar Committee

Holster Scholar Committee

Professional Associations:

National Association for Gifted Children (Governance Secretary, Board of Directors, 2016-2018)

American Educational Research Association

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

International Reading Association

Professor Catherine Little
Contact Information
Emailcatherine.little@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 2754
Office LocationTasker 05