College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

» Current Students | » Faculty & Staff | » Future Students | » Parents | » Alumni, Donors & Friends | » Athletics | » Employment | » Give Today!

Communication & Media

Faculty and Staff

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

Office Hours

M01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
W11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
R10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

No need to make an appointment. First come first serve. Let me know if you are waiting, because I tend to get chatty with students or on the phone. If I'm not in my office, please find me in CSB 51 or in one of the computer labs (24, 29, 55). Sometimes I just wander the halls, but I don't go far. If you can't make my office hours, email for an appointment:

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