University of California, Berkeley
Academic Talent Development Program
Graduate School of Education
70 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1160
2199 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Hours of Operation:
Fall/Spring: 9AM – 5PM
Summer: 8AM – 5:30PM
Administration & Staff
Judith Warren Little
Graduate School of Education
Frank C. Worrell
Frank C. Worrell received a BA (Hons) and a Masters in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and a PhD in School 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. His areas of expertise include academic talent development, at-risk youth, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness, and the translation of research findings into school-based practice. He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including Assessment, Gifted Child Quarterly, Identity, the Journal of Advanced Academics, the Journal of Applied School Psychology, Psychology in the Schools, School Psychology Quarterly, and Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Dr. Worrell is co-Editor of Review of Educational Research for a term beginning in 2012. He is also a Fellow in Divisions 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), 16 (School Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and an elected member in the Society for the Study of School Psychology. A selected list of his scholarly works can be found here.
Carrie Brown has worked at ATDP for over twenty years, most of her working life since she graduated from Baylor University with an English degree. As someone with a long history with the program, she enjoys being in touch with others who have also made ATDP an important part of their lives. There are the students who come to ATDP for up to twelve years as well as their parents and siblings. Some of these former students have returned now as ATDP teachers, and others are parents of their own ATDP students. She thinks itâ€™s great that ATDP has become a family tradition!
Christine is a second year Ph.D. student with research interests in mental health, adolescent development, and prevention science. She is a graduate student researcher (GSR) for ATDP during the year and serves as the ATDP secondary counselor during the summer. She earned her Master’s degree and teaching credential from USC and has taught in middle school and bilingual elementary school settings. Christine has also worked as a high school counselor. Currently Christine teaches “Counseling the College Bound Student” for UCLA online. She also serves on UC Berkeley’s Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Student Mental Health and is on the board of directors for the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County. Christine loves baking, crafts, and sports.
Stevie Jeung has been involved with ATDP as a student, a teacherâ€™s assistant, an instructional associate, and a writing instructor. She joined the office staff in 2009. She became seriously interested in education as a writing tutor at UC Davis. Among Stevie’s many ATDP experiences, she is especially passionate about tutoring, working with writing instructors, and contributing to the Community Newsletter and Explorations program.
Since coming on board as the instructor for The Internet Classroom, Sam Pierce has found a permanent spot as ATDPâ€™s web and database designer. He spent several years as a tutor and mentor to underprivileged students in his hometown of Tacoma, WA, where he also attended the University of Puget Sound. His undergraduate studies included psychology, computer science, and music theory.
Abraham attended ATDP starting in Kindergarten in the Elementary Division and progressed through to the Secondary Division. He has taught at ATDP for three years, teaching Robotics and Programming and is part of the office staff. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.