ISR affiliate Deborah Loewenberg Ball appointed to National Science Board

January 16, 2023

Contact: Jon Meerdink (meerdink@umich.edu)

ANN ARBOR — President Biden has announced his intention to support Deborah Loewenberg Ball to the National Science Board.

Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan School of Education, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and a research professor affiliated with the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of TeachingWorks, an Ann Arbor-based program designed to better prepare teachers working in traditionally underserved areas. Her work has focused primarily on using the power of teaching to disrupt patterns of racism, marginalization, and inequity.

Ball has authored more than 200 articles and chapters in various scholarly works. She served as the President of the American Educational Research Association from 2017 to 2018 and as Dean of the University of Michigan School of Education from 2005 to 2016. 

The National Science Board establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation (NSF), identifying issues that may be pertinent to the NSF’s future while managing its budget and approving new programs and awards.

Ball will serve a six-year term as a member of the board.