As Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness at Georgia Tech, Dr. Phillips works with faculty and staff to lead institutional effectiveness and accountability efforts. She interprets policies and influences practices for the Institute to various constituents, including accreditors, the state, and the University System of Georgia. She works closely with faculty and staff in new program development and authentic assessment practices. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Dr. Phillips served as the first elected chair of LEAP Texas, a voluntary coalition of over 60 Texas institutions, including all six systems of higher education in the State, with the common purpose of strengthening general education in Texas, assessing it authentically, and promoting high-impact practices within institutions across the State. Her State service also included consulting participation on the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee commissioned by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) during the state’s redesign of general education. While serving as Assistant Vice Provost at The University of Texas at Arlington, she collaborated with The University of Texas System for the Chancellor’s Student Success Quantum Leap, chairing the Affinity Group for assessing student learning. She also served as Director at Texas A&M University, where she worked with faculty and staff on assessment initiatives, serving on the Core Curriculum Committee of the Faculty Senate, among others. Dr. Phillips earned her Bachelor degree from Indiana University and a Master’s degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Texas A&M University, with an emphasis in literacy and higher education administration. She is a certified mediator.