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


John VandenBrooks, Associate Dean for Immersive Learning

Michael Angilletta, Associate Dean for Learning Innovation

Dean’s Office

Karen Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Patricia Feldman, Senior Advisor to the Dean & CEO of EdPlus at ASU for Employee Engagement and Culture Transformation.

Todd Altadonna, Deputy Chief Meetings & Events Officer

Noel Morton-Peterson, Sr Director of Special Projects Implementation


Casey Evans, Chief Operations Officer

Jill Buban, Chief Growth Officer

Casey Ambrose, Deputy Chief Growth Officer


Amanda Gulley, Chief of Product and User Experience


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, Instructional Design and New Media

Online Student Activation and Support

Nancy Cervasio, Deputy Chief Operating Officer

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.

EdPlus at ASU is a dynamic unit of Arizona State University focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. We advance the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the local, national, and international communities served by ASU.
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We’re seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to be part of a growing Financial Planning & Analysis team of professionals responsible for the planning, assessing, and reporting of EdPlus budgets, including related workforce planning. This position supports functions including budgeting, financial reporting, account reconciliations, journal entries, internal control compliance, and other related financial and operations functions. This involves developing and managing financial planning and forecasting procedures, as well as identifying and prioritizing recommended actions. If you are an individual who is passionate about changing lives through higher education and would like to be part of a dynamic and supportive team, then join us!

Essential Duties

  • Interact proactively and collaboratively with leadership teams on a regular basis to understand and discuss operational needs and expectations.
  • Act as primary responsibility for Workday and Adaptive Planning entries and account reporting including budgeted and actual.
  • Monitor account expenditures, maintain and reconcile account budgets, evaluate against budget guidelines.
  • Compile, maintain, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Assist in the annual and quarterly budget process, and preparation of operational and budget worksheets.
  • Participate in audits.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for review.
  • Perform detailed cost and financial analysis, forecasts, and projections.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data for decision making and planning.
  • Communicate with EdPlus and ASU staff on their financial plans and answer policy, budget, and procedure questions.
  • Identify areas of concern and recommend appropriate corrective measures.
  • Provide technical assistance in the design of management report and reporting systems and related forms and documents.
  • May lead other staff in performing duties.
  • Assume or coordinate other duties or projects as assigned or directed.

Minimum  Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field, including but not limited to: Business Analytics, Data Science, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Statistics, or Information Systems AND four (4) years of relevant work experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence in having analytical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to get to root cause.
  • Evidence in having Excel skills and knowledge of Workday and Adaptive Planning.
  • Experience in innate sense of urgency and the ability to make smart decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrated  knowledge of  understanding results and processes and passion to improve them.
  • Experience in being self-directed and capable of strategically prioritizing multiple tasks in a proactive manner.
  • Experience working collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and outside parties to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and resolutions.
  • Evidence of an effective communication style that is persuasive, motivating and supportive (verbal and written, as you will be preparing presentations).
  • Passionate about collaboration and ensuring our organization is successful.
  • Evidence in being flexible and hardworking.
  • Ability to demonstrate and promote a culture committed to EdPlus’ Core Values.
  • Evidence in having an entrepreneurial mindset (i.e., self-motivated and displays strong initiative)
  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree or higher in a related field.

ASU offers a total compensation package that includes valuable employee benefits. Click here to explore options.

  • Healthcare
  • Financial Security
  • Retirement
  • Family Resources
  • Tuition Reduction (Eligible ASU Employee, their dependents and spouse.)
  • Discounts
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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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