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Name: Lisa Phillips
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Communication

Expertise Keywords: and literature, audio, digital storytelling, media, psychology journalism, public radio, representations of women stalkers in film, unrequited love, women and stalking, women and unrequited love

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: Researched and wrote PUBLIC RADIO: BEHIND THE VOICES, which profiles public radio's most treasured personalities. More than 12 years as public radio reporter and 7 years as a print and multimedia freelancer. I have written about my experience with romantic obsession for The New York Times and was featured on a WE "Secret Lives of Women" program on female stalkers. I am in the process of researching UNREQUITED: WOMEN AND THE POWER AND PERIL OF ROMANTIC OBSESSION, under contract with HarperCollins.

Currrent Research: I am in the process of researching UNREQUITED: WOMEN AND THE POWER AND PERIL OF ROMANTIC OBSESSION, under contract with HarperCollins.

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Home Phone: 845-332-3562
Communication & Marketing: 845-257-3245
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Other Information

Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Adjunct professor

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Freelance journalist for The New York Times and other publications; author of PUBLIC RADIO: BEHIND THE VOICES (Perseus, 2006); Hudson Valley Bureau Chief, WAMC Northeast Public Radio; reporter positions at public radio stations in Pittsburgh, PA, Iowa, and other locations.


Oberlin College 1986-1990 B.A. 1990 English
University of Pittsburgh 1995-1998 M.F.A. 1998 Writing


Recipient of SUNY New Paltz Research and Creative Projects Award (Spring 2011)
Recipient of Writing Residency, Wellspring House (Summer 2009)
Recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (2003)
Recipient of Writing Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program (2003)
Recipient of New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault Media Excellence Award (2003)
Recipient of American Lung Association Hudson Valley Media Excellence Award (2003)
Recipient of Edward R. Murrow Northeast Region Use of Sound Award (2002)
Recipient of Edward R. Murrow Northeast Region Series Award (2001)
Recipient of New York Festival Silver Award (2001 )
Recipient of Communicator Humor Award (2000)
Recipient of Communicator Feature Award (200)
Recipient of Communicator News Reporting Award (2000)
Recipient of Writing Residency, the Ucross Foundation (1999)
Recipient of Writing Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (1999
Recipient of National Society of Arts and Letters/Pittsburgh Chapter Literary Award (1998)
Recipient of Scott Turow Award, University of Pittsburgh (1997)
Best of Fiction Workshops finalist (1977)
Pushcart Prize nominee, Treasure House Magazine (1996)
Mimi Zanger Fiction Award (1995)


Public Radio: Behind the Voices. New York: Perseus Books, 2006.

Articles: After 21 years in journalism, too many to mention. Relevant articles include:

“Too Much Information.” The New York Times 7 Jan. 2011: ED33.

“I Couldn’t Let Go of Him. Did It Make Me a Stalker?” New York Times 3 Dec. 2006: 9.11.