Vanderbilt Research Professor Appointed to Serve in the Biden Administration

President Joe Biden appointed Vanderbilt Peabody College research professor Douglas Fuchs, PhD to the National Board for Education Sciences, the university announced in a Wednesday press release.

Biden selected Fuchs, along with 13 others, to serve as board members on October 27.

There are 15 members on the National Board for Education Sciences appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, according to the U.S. Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). Serving as advisers to the director of the IES, board members work to “ensure institute priorities are consistent with the organization’s mission and reviews and approves procedures for technical and scientific peer review of institute activities.”

The IES is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education.

“It is an honor to serve on the National Board for Education Sciences,” Dr. Fuchs said in a statement. “For two decades as a grant recipient and grant reviewer and as a member of technical work groups, I have come to know and respect the work of the Institute of Education Sciences. In my advisory position, I hope to support and help guide this invaluable work, especially now as evidence suggests declining student academic performance.”

At Vanderbilt, Fuchs is a research professor in the Departments of Special Education and Psychology and Human Development at Peabody. Fuchs has been a part of the Vanderbilt faculty since 1985. In addition, Fuchs serves as an institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research.

Fuchs has also authored or co-authored more than 500 articles in peer-review journals and 80 book chapters and has won multiple awards, including the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education in 2021 and the American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award in 2014.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Douglas Fuchs” by Vanderbilt University. 




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2 Thoughts to “Vanderbilt Research Professor Appointed to Serve in the Biden Administration”

  1. Truthy McTruthFace

    big surprise.

    vandy is a liberal training center.

    1. Joe Blow

      Yep – Vandy’s bent so far left it makes the Leaning Tower of Pizza appear to be perfectly plumb.