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Episode 182 | Generative AI in Higher Education: The ASU Journey with Lev Gonick & Elizabeth Reilley, Arizona State University

February 24, 2024, Noon Eastern


Lev Gonick, Chief Information Officer and Elizabeth Reilley, Executive Director AI Acceleration at ASU join us for a conversation on the role of generative AI in higher Education, ASU’s initiative in this space and more.

Arizona State University has been a leader in the higher education space for decades, with its emphasis on innovation, its massive presence in online learning and more. More recently ASU made the news as being the first university to partner with OpenAI (the creators of ChatGPT). In this conversation with Lev Gonick, Chief Information Officer and Elizabeth Reilley, Executive Director AI Acceleration we explore the impact of AI on higher education, what ASU’s plans are in the generative AI space, and what more news we can look forward to in the near future.

More below the video



  • A new collaboration with OpenAI charts the future of AI in higher education (Link)

About our guests 

Lev Gonick is an educator, technologist, and smart city architect. He has been teaching, working, and living on the Net for more than 25 years.

He currently is Enterprise Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University. Enterprise Technology at ASU leads the design and agile management of all enterprise infrastructure, applications, products, services and analytics. Lev also chairs the Sun Corridor Network, Arizona’s Research and Education Network. In 2023, Lev has been recognized by the ORBIE Awards as Arizona’s top large Enterprise CIO. In 2022, EdScoop named him as a Top 50 Educational Technology influencers and leaders. Before joining ASU in 2017, Lev Gonick was co-founder and CEO of DigitalC, the award-winning non-profit organization enabling and celebrating innovation, collaboration, and productivity through next generation broadband networks, big open data solutions, and IoT for public benefit

Elizabeth Reilley 

Dr. Elizabeth Reilley is the Executive Director, AI Acceleration, with Enterprise Technology at Arizona State University. Previously at ASU, she worked in the area of Data and Analysis also within Enterprise Technology. Elizabeth has 15 years of experience in higher education working in Academic Affairs, Information Technology, and Strategy and Policy. She has a PhD in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in Philosophy and Community and Justice Studies from Guilford College.