Michael J. Angilletta Jr.

President\\\'s Professor and the Associate Director of Learning Innovation at Arizona State Univ

Michael Angilletta is a President’s Professor and the Director of the Center for Learning Innovation in Science at Arizona State University. Before joining the faculty at ASU, he earned a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Pennsylvania (1998) and served on the faculty at Indiana State University (2000-2010). During his career, Angilletta established an international reputation as an evolutionary biologist studying adaptation to climate change. His research resulted in more than 100 scientific articles and an award-winning book (Thermal Adaptation, Oxford University Press). Angilletta previously served as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Life Sciences, overseeing its 9 degree programs on campus and expanding the use of digital learning technologies such as adaptive courseware and virtual reality. His team launched the first online program that confers a Bachelor of Science in biology, which now serves more than 2300 students. To advance ASU’s mission of online education, Angilletta has collaborated with corporate partners such as CogBooks, Labster, Google, and Dreamscape Immersive to promote evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology.