Professor appointed to national board by President Obama

By Staff

Kris D. Gutiérrez, a professor of literacy and learning sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder's School of Education, recently was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Board for Education Sciences. The NBES approves the research priorities and evaluates the work of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

Gutiérrez's term is through 2012 with the possibility of reappointment.

Gutiérrez, who holds the Inaugural Provost's Chair at CU, also currently is president of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education. She received her Ph.D. from CU.