How we work

Paving the way for digital learners

At EdPlus at ASU, our students are at the heart of everything we do. We are determined to find bold solutions that ensure all of our learners can earn college degrees and achieve their dreams, regardless of their background. Watch the video to learn more about our culture and what drives our success.

How we work

Our process is fueled by innovative thinkers in business and academia – and by billions of people around the world who have a burning desire to learn.

A graphic displays how key leadership staff at EdPlus collaborate to scale education and drive innovation. A graphic displays how key leadership staff at EdPlus collaborate to scale education and drive innovation.

Phil Regier, University Dean for Educational Initiatives and CEO of EdPlus


Julie Greenwood, Vice Dean for Educational Initiatives

John VandenBrooks, Associate Dean for Immersive Learning

Michael Angilletta, Associate Dean for Learning Innovation

Dean’s office

Patricia Feldman, Chief People and Culture Officer

Karen Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Noel Thiesing, Senior Director of Special Projects Implementation

Todd Altadonna, Senior Director of Meetings and Events


Casey Evans, Chief Growth Officer and COO


Matt Rhoton, Chief Technology Officer

Amanda Gulley, Chief of User Experience Design


Annie Hale, Executive Director, Action Lab

Transformative initiatives

Bethany Weigele, Chief Innovation Officer

Sean Hobson, Chief Design Officer

Lisa Flesher, Chief, Realm 4 Project Acceleration

Student content

Justin Harding, Executive Director of Instructional Design and New Media

Online student activation & support

Nancy Cervasio, Executive Director of Student Success

Our teams

EdPlus teams support students from the moment they become interested in ASU Online to the day they graduate. Learn about the work and impact of a few of our teams below.

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A success coach talks with a learner about stress and time management.

Success coaches

Part advisor and part motivator, success coaches are an integral aspect of the online student experience. Success coaches provide one-on-one coaching through virtual meetings, phone calls and texts. These coaching sessions focus on empowering students to persevere through challenges, work toward their goals, manage their time, develop good study habits and more depending on a student’s needs.

A re-entry specialist emails a student interested in re-enrolling at ASU.

Re-entry team

The re-entry team is responsible for supporting students who left ASU Online to come back and finish their degrees. All re-entry specialists were previously success coaches and are skilled at working with students to empower them to overcome obstacles. These specialists guide students as they work through financial aid issues, change their major, register for classes and set up a realistic success plan to assist students in re-enrolling at ASU.

Two EdPlus user experience professionals collaborate on a project to enhance online learning.

User experience

Working to advance the learner experience and enable better learner support, the user experience team consists of design, engineering, research and product management of the online digital student experience. The user experience team at EdPlus has become an enterprise unit that supports the entire digital ecosystem for online learners across the university.

Join our team

Join us in breaking down barriers in higher education. Browse our job openings below.

Are you an Instructional Designer who is passionate about creating engaging and accessible learning experiences for diverse learners? We are looking for an Instructional Designer who loves learning, seeks challenge, and is committed to improvement to join our collaborative and innovative team to design and develop high quality and inclusive online courses and course materials that apply adult learning theory with instructional design methodology. If you are energized by collaboration with others in diversified teams, this position offers you the chance to work with faculty, instructional designers, and other learning communities across the wider ASU campus on transformational projects to improve learning at scale.

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We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile Social Media Asset Coordinator to join the EdPlus Marketing Operations team! In this role, you will be responsible for leveraging visual content, including but not limited to photos and videos, to support student recruitment, engagement, and branding goals. If you are passionate about digital marketing and love working on social media campaigns, then this position is for you!  

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Are you an experienced Instructional Designer who is passionate about creating engaging and accessible learning experiences for diverse learners, is energized by collaboration with others, and loves working in diverse teams on transformational projects to improve college-level math education? Join our Operation Math team and help us facilitate the curriculum development and alignment of Operation Math’s high-impact math courses. This position will focus on an initiative that supports developing modular course structures to deliver high-quality, inclusive courses that enable all students to successfully achieve their academic and career goals.

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Are you a passionate writer who enjoys creating marketing copy big and small, from newsletters and emails to landing pages and programmatic content? Are you a team player with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and a passion for learning? Do you embrace challenges and enjoy working with videographers, project managers, designers, and developers to build delightful experiences and serve users? If you answered yes to these questions, join our content team as an Associate Marketing Copywriter!  In this role, you’ll develop customer-focused marketing copy for a wide variety of marketing assets including landing pages, web pages, video scripts, email nurture campaigns, digital advertisements, sales collateral, and more. 

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We are seeking an Instructional Designer Associate to support instructional designers and faculty in the design and development of online courses and course materials. In this role, you will use multiple learning management systems and other instructional technologies to apply best practices in online teaching and learning. This role is considered an introductory position into the instructional design profession at EdPlus. If you are ready to learn from a diverse group of Instructional Designers about creating engaging and accessible learning experiences for diverse learners, and how to best work with faculty and other subject matter experts to design high quality and inclusive online courses, this is the job for you!

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Are you passionate about innovation, inclusivity, access to education, and love working on complex, high-visibility projects that push the status quo? Then join our EdPlus team and help us transform higher education! We are seeking an energetic Project Manager to track and manage deliverables for a special, cutting-edge project within the Biological Sciences program. You will collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders to plan, direct, organize, and execute against project requirements, identify and acquire necessary resources, and coordinate efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of outcomes according to expectations.

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Are you an effective communicator and problem solver? Do you enjoy building relationships and helping others achieve their goals? Join our growing, high-performing Enrollment Coach team! We are looking for an empathetic, articulate, and service-oriented Enrollment Coach to engage prospective students and support them through the enrollment process. If you share our values and enthusiasm for changing the world through educational excellence and student success, you will find a home with us.

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Fellowship opportunities

EdPlus’ EdTech Innovation Fellowship is a unique mid-career advancement opportunity envisioned to develop the next generation of leaders who will reimagine solutions to society’s most challenging problems. EdTech Innovation Fellows have the opportunity to cultivate effective, high-impact educational initiatives at unprecedented levels and scale.

Click here to learn more about the EdTech Innovation Fellowship.

Explore where we work

EdPlus is located at SkySong, ASU’s innovation center in Scottsdale, AZ. The center houses a diverse business community that links technology, research, education and entrepreneurship.


The new ideas and research from this community position ASU and Phoenix as leaders in education. The initiatives housed at SkySong are responsible for:


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