Henkels Lecture/CREO Seminar: Prof. Kris D. Gutierrez

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Eck Visitors Center

Location: Eck Visitors Center


Prof. Kris D. Gutiérrez will deliver a Henkels Lecture titled, "Teaching and Learning for the Future: When Everyday and School-Based Learning Grow Into One Another."

She will visit Notre Dame on Oct. 3-4 as the guest of the Office of the President; the Institute for Educational Initiatives; the Education, Schooling, and Society minor; the IEI's Center for Research on Educational Opportunities (CREO); and the Institute for Scholarship in the LIberal Arts. The lecture at 4 pm on Wednesday is part of the CREO Seminar series.

Gutiérrez is Professor of Literacy and Learning Sciences and holds the inaugural Provost’s Chair at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her research on language and literacy, particularly with immigrant and migrant populations, is internationally recognized.

Gutiérrez is also Professor Emerita of Social Research Methodology in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was elected to the national Academy of Education and nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Board for the Institute of Education Sciences.

Gutiérrez has used her expertise to improve the educational condition of immigrant and underserved students in and out of formal schooling settings and to design effective models for teacher preparation. For more than 15 years, Gutiérrez served as the principal investigator and director of an after-school computer learning club for low-income and immigrant children (UCLinks, Las Redes) and for more than 10 years was the Director of the UCLA Migrant Scholars Leadership Program, a residential summer academic program for high school student from migrant farmworker backgrounds. Both programs have been praised as exemplary models of transformative change.

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