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Phillip Knutel

Phillip Knutel

VP & CIO - Babson College


Phillip Knutel, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He oversees the Academic Technology Innovation Center, the library, online/hybrid/blended learning, systems, networks, telecommunications, IT support services, information security, media and production services, administrative computing, application development, and project management. Since arriving at Babson in 2015, he has replaced the entire campus network to enable a cloud strategy, as well as streamlining and simplifying Babson’s IT architecture including extensive migrations to Workday and Salesforce. Dr. Knutel received his Ph.D. in higher education from Michigan, an Ed.M. from Harvard, and a B.S. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt (where he also served as president of his college student association). His 1998 dissertation, "Adoption of an innovation: The process through which faculty decide whether to use instructional technology", focused on how and why faculty begin using technology to enhance student learning. He has served as a faculty member at Bentley University (where he was also CIO), and is on the faculty of the German Graduate School of Management and Law.