José Gutiérrez-Pérez is PhD in Education. He is senior lecturer in educational research methods in the Faculty of Education at the Universidad de Granada (Spain), where he teaches program evaluation and research methodologies in environmental education.
He is head of the Area of University Evaluation and Institutional Acreditation of the Andaluzian Knowledge Agency, and director of PGC of Training Secondary Teachers. Director of the Environmental Education Research Group. awarded by the second prize of national educational research in 2004.
His research focuses upon the quality criteria evaluation of environmental education centers, educational programs and climate literacy. He is part of the team in RESCLIMA research project. He played a key role in the development of the Spanish National Strategy for Environmental Education.
He has published a number of books and is a member of the editorial board of several international environmental education journals.