Kirsten Butcher, Educational Psychology associate professor has been selected as a University of Utah Presidential Scholar. The Presidential Scholar has been created to support the work of exceptionally promising mid-career faculty in academic units across the main campus. The purpose of the award is to promote retention of these talented individuals who are significant contributors to scholarship, education, and outreach at the University of Utah. The Presidential Scholar awards provide funding each year for three years. These funds may be used at the discretion of the faculty member to support her or his scholarly, teaching, and/or outreach activities. Funds need not be fully used each academic year and may be carried over from one year to the next.