CU-Boulder education professor named to White House administration post

Gutiérrez to join National Board for Education Sciences
By Staff

Kris D. Gutiérrez, professor and Provost's Chair in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been nominated by President Barack Obama as a member of the National Board for Education Sciences.

She was one of eight appointees nominated last week to various administration posts.

"I am impressed by the knowledge and dedication these men and women have demonstrated throughout their careers," Obama said in a news release. "I am grateful they have chosen to take on these new roles, and I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."

Gutiérrez is professor of literacy and learning sciences and the inaugural Provost's Chair at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also is professor emerita of Social Research Methodology at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she previously served as director of the education studies minor and director of the Center for the Study of Urban Literacies.

Gutiérrez is a national leader in education and urban education, and recently served on Obama's education policy transition team.

She was elected (2010) to the National Academy of Education and is the current president of the American Educational Research Association.

Gutiérrez earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in English and reading education at Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. in English and education at CU-Boulder.