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Former Associate Vice Provost, The University of Texas at Austin

Phil was the Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin, Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a Clinical Professor in the iSchool and in the Department of Educational Psychology. He is a Founding Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, and a Visiting Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a lapsed biologist cum learning technologist focused on emerging technologies and learning spaces, physical and virtual.


  • 2014–present
    Assoc. Vice Provost, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2008–2014
    Professor and Director Centre for Educaitonal Innovation and Technology, University of Queensland
  • 2013–2014
    Prof. and Exec. Dir. for Innovation and Analytics, University of Queensland
  • 2000–2008
    Sr Strategist for te Academic Enterprse, Massachusettes Institute of Technology


  • 1985 
    The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. Biology
  • 1976 
    University of California Santa Cruz, AB Psychobiology

Research Areas

  • Information And Computing Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified (089999)
  • Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (17)
  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)