Andrew Phillips is the 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.
As the Provost, Phillips is responsible for leadership and oversight of all facets of the Naval Academy academic program including the School of Engineering and Weapons, the School of Mathematics and Science, the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Naval Academy library, museum, registrar, Office of Research and Scholarship, Center for Teaching and Learning, International Programs Office, Center for Regional Studies, Center for Academic Excellence, Center for Cyber Security Studies, the campus assessment program and all faculty personnel matters.
Phillips began his academic career as a civilian faculty member in the Computer Science department at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988. He is currently the Computing Area Director and member of the Board of Directors for ABET, has been a program evaluator for ABET since 1997 and was a member of its Computing Accreditation Commission from 2004-2009. He is a former President of the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB) and a Team Chair/Program Evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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 master’s (in 1986) and doctor of philosophy (in 1988) degrees, both in Computer Science, at the University of Minnesota.