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Phyllis Newbill

Associate Director of Educational Networks

Dr. Phyllis Newbill is the Associate Director of Educational Networks in the Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI). She has been with ICAT and its predecessors since 2007. Her background includes undergraduate degrees in English and geology, a master’s in environmental and engineering geosciences, and a PhD in instructional design, plus extensive experience in a rental tool store, scout camps, and community theatre. This wide range of disciplinary backgrounds helps her facilitate transdisciplinary and trans-organizational conversations. Since 2016, Phyllis has served as the liaison between Virginia Tech and the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Phyllis oversees CENI’s Educator Liaison Network, chairs the Virginia Tech Science Festival, and hosts Hokie for a Day field trips for local fifth graders.