Phillips, Connie

Warner Pacific faculty Connie PhillipsProfessor of English
Phone 503.517.1075

PhD:  Rhetoric and Linguistics
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1992
Thesis / Dissertation Topic:
Language as Symbolic Action: The Function of Reading, Writing, and Talk in a Graduate Seminar

M.A: English/Literature and Language
Loma Linda University 1977
Thesis / Dissertation Topic:
Hierarchy and the Self in the Trilogy of C.S. Lewis

B.A: English/Journalism Pacific Union College 1972

Professor Phillips teaches classes in linguistics, literature, humanities, communication theory, journalism, and creative nonfiction. She has served as Humanities Department Chair (1993-1998) and Faculty Chair (2003-04; 2008-12). In 2010, Professor Phillips received the Kendall Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of her development of ten new courses, including classes for the communications major. She substantially revised and updated other courses in her portfolio, including a post 9/11 version of Hum 211: Colloquy in War and Peace. Since 2009, she has served as Faculty Advisor to the student news magazine Knight Times. She lives in Oregon City with her husband Joe.

Professional Affiliations:
MLA, CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)

As a participating scholar in the Houghton Institute for Integrative Studies, Connie began work on a project completed in 2001, entitled “Metaphor Elaboration: Responding to the Metaphors and Scripts Students Bring to College.”

During her 2002 sabbatical, Connie completed a study of the most widely read American memoir in the first half of the 19th century. The unpublished manuscript is entitled, “Loss of Confidence: Deceiver and Deceived in the Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs and Carwin the Biloquist.”