Dean of the Colleges of Engineering & Information Sciences, Media Arts & Technology and Health Sciences, DeVry University

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William Phillips, Ph.D

Dean of the Colleges of Engineering & Information Sciences, Media Arts & Technology and Health Sciences, DeVry University


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William Phillips, Ph.D., became Dean of the Colleges of Engineering & Information Sciences, Media Arts & Technology and Health Sciences in March of 2019. Prior to his appointment as Dean of these Colleges, Dr. Phillips was an Associate Dean overseeing programs in the College of Engineering & Information Sciences for over 10 years. Prior to entering College administration, he taught engineering courses at both Arizona State University and DeVry University.

After graduating with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Dr. Phillips worked in the Semiconductor Industry for close to 10 years in various capacities—research and development, factory start-up, production and training.  Dr. Phillips then continued his education completing both a PhD in Bioengineering and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. While still a graduate student, he conducted research under several government grants and spent a year in ASU's technology transfer office working on Intellectual Property portfolios for the University.