Catherine Little

Professor

Educational Psychology


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
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