Brad Phillips

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Brad Phillips


President/CEO, Institute for Evidence-Based Change


Encinitas, CA


Dr. Brad C. Phillips, President/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, Dr. Phillips 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 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, 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 the University of California 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.

Married to his wife Jackie for almost 30 years, he is father of their two grown-up daughters and two great dogs, and is forever trying to improve his tennis skills.

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