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Eve Krahe Billings, PhD

Dean of Academic Innovation and Evaluation

University of Phoenix

About Krahe Billings

Dr. Krahe Billings’ work at the University is grounded in the belief that learners benefit from socialization to the rigor, critical thinking, academic expectations and longstanding traditions that are the hallmark of higher education. Balancing this with the institution’s skill-aligned curriculum initiative, Dr. Krahe Billings oversees student learning assessment at the University. 

Dr. Krahe Billings earned a PhD in Complexity Science and Innovation from Arizona State University in 2013. Her interests lie in the successful facilitation of heart-centric environments where innovation can occur, as well as in the relationships necessary for emergent thinking to be successful and sustainable. Prior to joining University of Phoenix, she was a tenure track associate professor and academic director at Arizona State University, a large R1 University. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and others.   

Her undergraduate academic background is in international politics and anthropology. She attended Université de Montpellier in the south of France, where she studied political philosophy, and completed a graduate certificate from the University of New Mexico focused on the ethnography of borderlands indigenous healing practices. She is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in sacred textual interpretation at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. 

Dr. Krahe Billings has served on dissertation and thesis committees at the University of Phoenix and elsewhere, guiding student research ranging from architecture, to healthcare, to instructional design. 

Selected presentations and publications:

  • Special Issue Guest Editor, The Phoenix Scholar Summer 2023 edition 
  • Savron, D. & Krahe Billings, E. (2022) Higher Ed before and after COVID: the Unique University of Phoenix Immunity. The Phoenix Scholar 5(3):7-9.
  • Storytelling as Andragogy: faculty development at the University of Phoenix. Presentation given June 2019 at the international Storytelling for Health Conference at the University of South Wales, United Kingdom. 
  • Wadsworth, P., Krahe, E., & Allen, E. (2020). Occupational well-being in sexual assault victims and survivors. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 38(2). doi: 10.1177/0898010119863537. 
  • Wadsworth, P., Krahe, E., & Searing, K. (2019). Healthcare seeking and engagement after sexual assault. Journal for Nurse Practitioners 15(10), 801-805. 
  • Wadsworth, P.J., Krahe, E. & Searing, K. (2018). Ecological model of wellbeing after sexual assault. Family and Community Health, 41(1), 37-46. 
  • Krahe, E & Fitzgerald, A. (2015). Innovation Studio 101. Journal of Higher Education Management 30(1): 82-101. 
  • Krahe E., Lalley C., Solomons, N.M. (2014). Beyond survival: fostering growth and innovation in doctoral study--a concept analysis of the Ba space. Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2013-0020. PMID: 24468622. 

Tenure support letters:

  • Dr. Rose Rossi, Widener University, Full Professor, 2022 
  • Dr. Pamela Wadsworth, Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Western Michigan University, Associate Professor, 2024 


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