Michael Angilletta

Associate Dean of Learning Innovation

EdPlus at ASU

Mike Angilletta is a President's Professor in the School of Life Sciences and the Associate Dean of Learning Innovation at Ed Plus. He earned a BS in Biology from The College of New Jersey and a PhD in Ecology & Evolution from the University of Pennsylvania.

Previously, Mike served on the faculty at Indiana State University (2000-2010), where he was promoted to the rank of Professor. While at ISU, Mike established an international reputation as an evolutionary biologist who focuses on adaptation to temperature, publishing numerous scientific articles and an award-winning book (Thermal Adaptation, Oxford University Press).

After coming to ASU in 2010, Mike got involved in efforts to improve the undergraduate curriculum in biology, which ultimately led him to serve as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs (2012-2014) and then the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs (2014-2020). In this roles, Mike administered nine degree programs on campus while doubling enrollment by launching three degree programs online. His team partnered with CogBooks to expand the use of adaptive learning technology in the curriculum and partnered with Labster and Google to develop online laboratory courses in virtual reality.

These experiences enabled Mike to transition to a new position in the School of Life Sciences as the Associate Director of Learning Innovation. In this role, Mike collaborated on a university-wide initiative called Dreamscape Learn—a partnership between ASU and Dreamscape Immersive that combines Hollywood storytelling and cutting-edge technology to enable students to conduct collaborative research in a virtual world.

Now, Mike serves as the Associate Dean of Learning Innovation in Ed Plus, where he leads the development of learning experiences that blend best practices in teaching with emerging tools in digital technology.