Kris D. Gutiérrez, a professor of literacy and learning sciences and the Inaugural Provost’s Chair at the University of Colorado Boulder, is an appointee for Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to appoint Gutierrez, as well as several others, to key administration posts.
Gutiérrez currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences, a position she has held since 2011. She has been Associate Faculty of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at the University of California at San Diego since 2002 and Professor Emerita of Social Research Methodology at the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she taught from 1989 to 2009.
Gutiérrez is a Member of the National Academy of Education and Past President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Conference on Research on Language and Literacy. She served as a Member of the United States Department of Education’s Reading First Advisory Committee and President Obama’s Education Policy Transition Team. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the AERA Scholars of Color Distinguished Scholar Award, the AERA Division C Sylvia Scribner Award, a Bernard Osher Fellowship with the Exploratorium Museum of Science, and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences.
She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arizona State University and a doctorate in English and Education at CU Boulder.