Phil Regier, PHD, is university dean for educational initiatives and CEO of EdPlus at Arizona State University. Regier is responsible for expanding the university’s digital immersion program and advancing the university’s leadership role in education innovation. During his tenure as dean, the fully online student population grew from 400 to more than 63,000, and the number of online programs grew from six to more than 200 as of Fall 2020. Today, online programs at ASU utilize more than 200 technologies. Regier has led many EdPlus initiatives aimed at transforming the education landscape by creating opportunities and increasing access to higher education including groundbreaking partnerships with Starbucks Corporation, adidas, and Uber.
A philosophy major and math minor, Regier earned his undergraduate degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also holds a doctorate in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.u