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Communication & Media

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Phillips, Lisa

B.A. in English from Oberlin College, 1990
M.F.A. in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Assistant Professor

Department: Communication & Media
Office: CSB 36
Phone: (845) 257-3573

Career History

Lisa A. Phillips is the author of Public Radio: Behind the Voices (Perseus, 2006). She has written essays and articles for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications. A former award-winning radio reporter, she's done audio production work for the New York Times online and reported stories for All Things Considered, Marketplace, and other national and local radio programs. Her second book, Unrequited: Women and the Power and Peril of Romantic Obsession, is under contract with HarperCollins.

Phillips is also a published fiction writer and a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction grant. She has been awarded writing residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Yaddo, Ucross, Jentel, and Wellspring House.

Teaching Interests

Feature Writing, Entrepreneurial Journalism, Radio Journalism, Journalism 1, Digital Storytelling