Catherine Gudis, 55, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Gudis has been an associate professor and director of the public history program at the University of California, Riverside since 2007, where she was an assistant professor from 2005 to 2007. She was director of education at the Los Angeles Conservancy from 2004 to 2006, assistant professor at Honors College, University of Oklahoma from 2000 to 2005, assistant professor at Northern Illinois University from 1999 to 2000 and an independent cultural planner and exhibitions and publications consultant from 1991 to 2006. She is a member of the National Council on Public History Board of Directors. Gudis earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree and Master of Arts degree in American studies from Yale University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gudis is a Democrat.