Dr. Andrew Phillips is the Executive Director of CSAB, Inc., a federation of the world’s three largest technical, educational, and scientific societies in computing and statistics: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the IEEE-Computer Society (IEEE-CS). Founded as an accreditation board for computing sciences in 1985, CSAB now serves as the lead ABET member society for accreditation of degree programs in computer science, cybersecurity, data science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering.
Dr. Phillips began his engagement with CSAB in 1997, and for over 25 years he has trained many CSAB volunteers on the Computer Science program criteria, and made visit assignments for program evaluators across all CSAB disciplines. As President of CSAB from 2013-15, he led efforts to establish accreditation in cybersecurity, bringing together experts from multiple organizations to establish criteria and recruit pilot programs. Most recently, Dr. Phillips served on the ABET Board of Directors as the Computing Area Director, as an ABET Delegate for CSAB, and as Chair of the Computing Area Delegation. A career-long proponent of accreditation, he has also served as an evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Phillips recently retired from the United States Naval Academy, where he served as the Academic Dean and Provost from 2009-2023. In that capacity, Phillips was the Academy’s senior civilian official, responsible for leadership and oversight of all academic matters. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and earned his master’s and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Minnesota.