Dr. Knox Phillips is currently an Associate Superintendent with the DeKalb County School District. Dr. Phillips has several years of experience in the field of educational innovation and leadership, both in K-12 Education and in Higher Education. He has secured and managed over $100 million in educational grant funds and developed several innovative academic programs focused on minority student achievement, mostly in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. 

Dr. Phillips’ expertise also includes educational research and data analysis, including implementation of data analysis and performance management systems at educational institutions. 

Dr. Phillips has served in previous capacities as executive director at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, director of multiple education programs in both K-12 and higher education,and has worked extensively as a secondary schools administrator and school teacher, college instructor, and school district curriculum director. His research interests include minority student college achievement as well minority student success in STEM fields. 

His educational background includes a B.S. degree in Agricultural Science Education from the University of Florida; an M.S. Degree in Environmental Science Education from the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center at Nova Southeastern University; a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the Fischer Graduate School of Education at Nova Southeastern University; and a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction (STEM Education) from Northeastern University. 

Dr. Phillips enjoys community/civic service and travelling around the world with his family.