Professor, Educational Psychology
Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development
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
VanTassel-Baska, J., & Little, C. A. (Eds.). (in press). Content-based curriculum for advanced learners (4th ed.). Routledge.
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. (2018, August). Peer tutoring and gifted learners: Applying a critical thinking lens. Teaching for High Potential, 4–6.
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.
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.
2020 Distinguished Service Award, National Association for Gifted Children
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
University of Connecticut:
Honors Board of Associate Directors
University Scholar Committee
Holster Scholar Committee
National Association for Gifted Children (Member at Large, Board of Directors, 2020-2023)
American Educational Research Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
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