President Bush last week tapped Williamson Evers to be assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the Department of Education. The position was left vacant when Thomas W. Luce III resigned last summer.
Mr. Evers is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. From July to December 2003, he served in Iraq with the Department of Defense as a senior adviser for education to Administrator L. Paul Bremer III of the Coalition Provisional Authority.
A version of this article appeared in the February 14, 2007 edition of Education Week