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 passionate about helping others, and love working in a fast-paced and supportive team environment? Join our HR team as an HR Partner! This position provides human resources support with a high level of customer service, accuracy, and urgency. This role requires attention-to-detail, the ability to appropriately manage sensitive and confidential information, and a warm and empathetic approach to interpersonal communication. Primary duties include recruitment of highly skilled staff and student employees, support of existing staff and student employees, and compliance with HR policies and procedures. If you are energized by impacting a global community, this position offers you the chance to be part of a support team in a department that is changing lives through access to higher education!

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We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic Quick Enroll Specialist to coordinate graduate and undergraduate course recommendations and pre-evaluations. In this role, you will work in a fast-paced environment with both admitted student files in securing class registrations and with potential student files for pre-evaluations. If you are an effective communicator who enjoys helping others and working in a past-paced, supportive environment, this is the job for you!

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We are seeking a motivated, self-directed Web Application Developer to join our high-performing Solutions Engineering team. If you are experienced in building cloud native applications, we want to meet you! The primary responsibility of this role will be to design and develop serverless architecture following microservice principles.

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Are you a self-motivated problem-solver with experience in building cloud native applications? If so join our Solutions Engineering team as our Senior Web Application Developer! This role's primary responsibility will be to design and develop microservice architectures and associated middleware integration layers that broker communication between client facing applications and backend systems such as CRM, SIS, LMS and ERP applications.

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We are seeking a service-oriented Senior Manager of Planning and Budget to join our team! In this role, you will understand, optimize, and monitor the entire planning and forecast processes for all EdPlus at ASU functions. This position is highly visible, critical to the unit’s financial management and well-being, and essential for meeting the University’s goals and mission. You'll provide direction to a small and growing team of finance professionals on the planning, assessing, and reporting of EdPlus team budgets including related workforce planning. This involves developing and managing financial planning and forecasting procedures, as well as identifying and prioritizing recommended actions. You'll also participate in and support metric-driven financial models to plan and forecast.

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We are searching for a proactive and energetic Senior Program Manager to grow with our Academic Portfolio Management team! In this role, you will coordinate and manage complex program operations to ensure the delivery of successful, high-quality online enrollment programs. You will independently ensure that the goals and objectives of the project or program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations, or other specifications, and act as a liaison between EdPlus and the academic units.

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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. If you love implementing new and creative ideas, assisting with the creation of marketing strategies and working with a passionate, fun team, this is the position for you. 

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Are you a motivated, self-directed developer with a focus on DevSecOps? Join our high-performing Solutions Engineering team as a Web Application Developer (DevSecOps)! The primary responsibility for this role will be managing and coordinating AWS cloud infrastructure and conducting security reviews to support the design and development of serverless architecture following microservice principles.

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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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