Stephen Phillips earned the BS from Cornell University and the MS and PhD from Stanford University all in electrical engineering. From 1988 to 2002, he was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University. In 2002, he joined Arizona State University as professor of electrical engineering and leads the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering as its first director. He is a professional engineer registered in Ohio and serves as a program evaluator for ABET. He is the 2020 IEEE Vice President – Educational Activities and was elected president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association. He has been a member of the IEEE Board of Directors and Educational Activities Board and the ABET Board of Directors and Board of Delegates. His teaching and research interests include control systems, microsystems and microelectromechanical systems as well as the assessment and improvement of novel delivery methods for accredited degree programs.