Eddie Phillips

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

National Louis University

Dr. Eddie Phillips serves as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at National Louis University. As Provost, Dr. Phillips is responsible for the academic enterprise of the University. This includes the institution’s academic portfolio; academic policy and operations; faculty leadership and engagement in teaching, service, and scholarship; faculty development; accreditation and compliance; and a host of several shared governance functions.Before becoming Provost, Dr. Phillips served as the Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Accreditation at NLU. Prior to joining National Louis University, Phillips worked at Kennedy-King College, City Colleges of Chicago, where he held several leadership roles, including Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Dean of Instruction, Associate Dean of Instruction, and Registrar. Dr. Phillips holds a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and Criminology as well as an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration all from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Phillips' academic interest is focused on examining social and structural inequities for justice-involved individuals of color and challenging structures of power and privilege that exist in postsecondary education.