Stephen Phillips, professor of electrical engineering and director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for ABET. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. It accredits more than 3,300 programs at more than 680 colleges and universities in 24 countries. ABET is made up of 33 professional and technical societies, each of which appointed at least one person to serve on the ABET Board of Directors.
Phillips was appointed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the largest professional organization serving electrical engineers. Phillips received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Before joining ASU in 2002, he was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University and served as director of the Center for Automation and Intelligent System Research.