ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

  • Michael B Poliakoff

  • Karen Hyman

  • Nicholas Barden

  • Rushad Thomas

  • Megan Riethmiller

  • Alise Denman

  • Anne D Neal

  • Dr. Elizabeth D. "Betty" Capaldi Phillips, ACTA Scholar-in-Residence

    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today welcomes the addition of Dr. Capaldi Phillips as ACTA’s scholar-in-residence. 

    Betty Capaldi is a university professor and a professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, having served as university provost and executive vice president from 2006 to 2013. Before arriving at ASU, Dr. Capaldi Phillips was the vice chancellor and chief of staff of the State University of New York, and before that, provost at the University at Buffalo SUNY and at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

    She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science (serving as its president in 1999–2000), and the Midwestern Psychological Association (serving as its president in 1991–92).

    Dr. Capaldi Phillips received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in 1965 and her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Texas–Austin in 1969. She has contributed over 75 chapters and articles to the scientific literature of her field, coauthored three editions of an introductory psychology textbook, and edited two books on the psychology of eating.