Meet the ASU Online and Extended Campus team - dedicated to providing innovative, high quality online education to Sun Devils from across the country and around the world.
Dean, Executive Vice Provost
Phil leads the ASU Online team in delivering academic excellence through emerging technologies. He is the former Executive Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business, one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Phil earned his PhD in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his undergraduate degree in philosophy from St. John’s College in Santa Fe.
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Chief Operating Officer
Kari is responsible for operations and strategic vendor relations at ASU Online, and oversees the Pearson partnership. She has served at ASU for twenty-five years, and over her tenure Kari coordinated alliances on behalf of the University Technology Office with companies like Google, Amazon, Apple and Verizon. She holds degrees in Education Technology and Learning and Instructional Technology.
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Associate Vice Provost
Patty focuses on the development of targeted partnerships and programs, coordinating compliance with accreditation and the Dept. of Education initiatives, and building student success through extended campus programs. She holds degrees from Colorado State University in Human Development, as well as in Adult and Community Education. She earned her doctorate degree at ASU in Education.
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Associate Vice Provost
Julia is responsible for continuing education (non-credit) activities at ASU, for ASU Online’s global outreach, and for the Education Innovation Summit. Prior to ASU Online, she managed several university-wide innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. Julia also has worked in venture capital and technology-based economic development. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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Marketing and Communications
Director of Marketing and Communications
Casey Ambrose leads the Marketing and Communications team, responsible for all brand awareness, marketing, public relations and corporate partnerships for ASU Online programs. Her expertise on brand building, messaging and promoting student experiences is contributing to ASU Online’s rapid growth. Casey works closely with key strategic external partners, like Pearson, as well as internal departments and Colleges within ASU to ensure all consumer and business-to-business marketing efforts for online programs are integrated into the overall ASU brand. Having spent nearly a decade as Advertising and Fulfillment Director for the Arizona Office of Tourism prior to joining ASU, Casey is well versed on stimulating awareness, strategic partnerships and growing a brand through national and international marketing efforts. Casey is a graduate of ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and is earning her MS in Global Technology and Development.
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Content Strategist and Communications Specialist
Courtney focuses on web content strategy, writing and other marketing initiatives with the ASU Online marketing and communications team. Courtney holds a BA in broadcast journalism from ASU and is currently pursuing a Master's in English with an emphasis on literacy, technology and professional writing.
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Director of Executive/Industry Relations
Alan comes to ASU Online from Intel Corporation where he led the Accelerated Leadership Program and the global Extended Education team. Prior to Intel he worked for the Apollo Group/University of Phoenix in business development, enrollment and leadership development. At ASU Online he is responsible for developing our corporate partnerships. Alan earned his BS and MA degrees in communication from ASU and has an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
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Website Design and Development
Director of Website Strategy and Analytics
John directs user experience design and website development for ASU Online, as well as oversees best practices and analytics for all web-based initiatives. He earned his BA in Multimedia Design from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and his MS in Graphic Information Technology degree at ASU. He's also certified in Google Analytics IQ.
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Director of Student Services
Tamara is an expert on student processes and curriculum. She strives to develop processes that facilitate student degree attainment and works across the university to implement practices that serve student needs. Tamara has a Doctorate of Education in Higher and Post-secondary Education from ASU and has worked for the university for more than 20 years.
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Online Coordinator, Sr.
Mario is an ASU alum with 5 years of experience in the online higher education industry and over 15 years of experience in customer service and logistics. He is a proud Sun Devil who works to enhance the ASU student experience by working with the enrollment and student success teams. Mario uses his experience as an academic advisor and enrollment supervisor to address the needs of both current and prospective ASU students. Mario graduated from Arizona State in 2005 with a BIS degree in Business and Psychology.
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Academic Program Onboarding
Rebecca began at ASU in 2004 as a Help Desk consultant in the University Technology Office. Experience and knowledge of ASU processes brought her to Online; she now counsels students in their program’s procedures, and provides technical guidance and registration help. She also develops internal systems support. Rebecca is currently pursuing her BA in history at ASU Online.
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Instructional Design & New Media
Assistant Vice President, Instructional Design and New Media
With over two decades dedicated to instructional design, Marc leads a team of passionate designers and developers armed with 100 years of combined experience. He works collaboratively with faculty to deliver high-quality course content in engaging and innovative ways. Marc earned his BA in Broadcasting from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Educational Technology from ASU.
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Instructional Designer, Instructional Design & New Media
With 19 years of consulting and instructional experience at ASU, Vicki collaborates with faculty on course design and the alignment of courses with program-level outcomes. She holds a Bachelor's of Music Education and a MA from Western Kentucky University.
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Instructional Designer, Instructional Design & New Media
Philippos works with faculty to design pedagogically sound courses, and identify the best technologies to use across different disciplines. He holds a BS and M Ed from Arizona State, and is currently working on his PhD in Educational Technology. His primary research interest is game-based learning and learning in virtual environments.
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Instructional Designer/Project Coordinator
After years in the healthcare field, Tahnja earned her elementary education certificate and taught her own technology curriculum for K-8 students. In 2009 she came to ASU, redesigning courses for the online environment. Her instructional design interests include gaming, best practices, and student/instructor engagement. Tahnja holds a Master's in International Management, a MBA and Elementary Education Certificate and a BA in Journalism.
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Tracy has over 10 years of teaching and curriculum development experience. She currently assists ASU faculty with course design and development; promoting streamlined design and alignment in order to create quality learning environments. Incorporating innovative technologies for student and teacher engagement is one of her areas of focus. She earned her Master’s in Educational Media & Technology at Eastern Michigan University.
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Multimedia Developer, Instructional Design & New Media
Orchestrating audio, video, and graphics, Justin produces new media to enhance content delivery for ASU Online programs. He is a proud alum who holds a BA in broadcasting from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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With interests spanning many creative disciplines, Robert has worked in video production, graphic design, and photography. He has been working in higher education for 13 years in various multimedia positions. He been a guest lecturer in Final Cut Pro or Photoshop workshops and has also trained designers in old school press printing techniques. One of his claims to fame is quickly compositing a photo used for Jeff Daniel's film, Escanaba in Da Moonlight. Robert earned his BA from Grand Valley State University with a dual major in English Literature Creative Writing and Film Production. He has also studied Nutrition at the University of Arizona and currently holds many certifications in the fitness industry.
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Before coming to ASU Online, Renee worked on a variety of contract instructional design projects and also taught online and face-to-face undergraduate Computer Literacy courses at ASU. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Education, both from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Technology program at ASU.
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Before joining ASU, DeAnna spent 10 years in the corporate environment performing in various facets, including training, advising, and creating curriculum. As a designer, she partners with faculty to design and develop online courses and promote best practices for teaching in the online environment. She holds a BS in Business Communications and a MAED in Adult Education and Training.
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Over the past six years, Brittney has served as a professor, faculty member, course author and peer reviewer for five colleges and universities. She has taught courses focused on online learning and utilizing social media to create online learning communities to increase student engagement. Brittney holds two degrees from ASU: a BS in Justice Studies and a MS in Technology focusing on graphic info technology, web development and interaction design.
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Maggie comes to ASU Online with 10 years of experience in the higher education industry. She spent the last five years in a corporate learning and development department as an eLearning Developer, working with project teams, a learning management system and a variety of eLearning software applications to produce online training. As an instructional designer at ASU Online, her focus is on continuing education. Maggie earned a Master’s degree in adult education and training and a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Phoenix.
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