Dr. Andrew T. Phillips
Academic Dean and Provost
Andrew Phillips is the Academic Dean and Provost at the U.S. Naval Academy. He became the chief academic officer in 2009 after having served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire from 2004-2009.
As the Academic Dean and Provost, Dr. Phillips is responsible for leadership and oversight of all facets of the Naval Academy academic program including the Division of Engineering and Weapons, Division of Mathematics and Science, and Division of Humanities and Social Science. While at the Naval Academy, he has helped lead the development of the new Center for Cyber Security Studies, the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference, and the expansion of international program opportunities for midshipmen. As the Academic Dean, Dr. Phillips also is responsible for leadership and oversight of all faculty personnel matters, the Naval Academy library, museum, registrar, research and scholarship office, International Programs Office, Center for Academic Excellence, and campus assessment program.
At UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Phillips was responsible for providing institution-wide leadership for the university's academic programs, for personnel matters, for establishing and supporting graduate programs, and for developing and guiding the university's contribution to economic development throughout the state of Wisconsin. He also helped to establish the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and led the campus-wide Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation effort. The former supported the University's primary focus on excellence in teaching and student learning with a special emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusivity, while the latter helped foster revisions of the campus budgeting and program review processes. In addition, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Phillips was responsible for leadership and oversight of the campus continuing education division, the information technology unit, the campus library, and the campus assessment program.
Dr. Phillips began his academic career as a civilian faculty member in the Computer Science department at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988. In 1998 he moved to UW-Eau Claire to serve as chair of the Computer Science department, a position he held until he became the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies in 2004. Dr. Phillips has been a program evaluator for ABET, Inc., since 1997, and was a member of its Computing Accreditation Commission from 2004-2009. He is also the current Vice President of the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), and a Team Chair/Program Evaluator for the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Phillips is a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science, and he earned his masters (in 1986) and doctor of philosophy (in 1988) degrees, both in Computer Science, at the University of Minnesota.