Philip Regier assumed the role of Executive Vice Provost and Dean of ASU Online and Extended Campus in July 2009. He is also an associate professor in the School of Accountancy in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU.
As Dean of ASU Online, Phil is responsible for guiding Arizona State University’s expansion into online learning and advancing the university’s leadership role in education innovation. In five years, the fully online student population served by ASU has grown from 400 to well over 10,000 students; the number of degree programs has grown from six to more than 70 programs; and the university has developed deep partnerships with leading education technology companies including Pearson and Knewton. Today, online programs at ASU utilize over 150 technologies and the university is a co-convener of the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, the largest and most recognized convening of education technology entrepreneurs, investors and users in the world. ASU has received recognition from The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for its work in adaptive learning and use of data in student advising, as well as earning the top ranking by U.S. News & World Report for online student services and technology. And in June 2014 the university announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Starbucks Corporation to provide the final two years of ASU’s online degree programs to eligible U.S. Starbucks partners at no out of pocket cost for tuition.
Dean Regier previously served as executive dean at the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. He is an accounting faculty member and has published research in leading academic journals on postretirement benefits, corporate restructuring and market-based accounting. Dean Regier earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy and mathematics from St. John’s College and his Ph.D. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.