Dr. Brad C. Phillips, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), leads the organization’s focus on improving educational practice and outcomes in schools, colleges and universities. He has pioneered the collaborative collection and sharing of data across educational segments; the effective use of meaningful data; and its connection to educator use and institutional change. He is also the co-author of the book Creating A Data-Informed Culture In Community Colleges, published by Harvard Education Press. He is a frequent keynote speaker, author of numerous articles, and recipient of recognitions and honors. He serves as a data facilitator for Achieving the Dream; member of the Advisory Board of the Texas Student Success Center, member of the California Guided Pathways Advisory Board and Ambassador with the Leap of Reason national initiative. Dr. Phillips is the founder of both the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS) and IEBC.

Dr. Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Northridge and a master’s degree in psychology from California State University Los Angeles. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he worked as a therapist in community mental health. He earned his doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in research methods and statistics from Claremont Graduate University.