Phil is a senior public service faculty member at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government
at the University of Georgia. He designs educational and professional development
programs, facilitates organizational, jurisdictional, regional, and statewide engagements,
and teaches in a variety of programs for elected and appointed city, county, public
school and state officials, with an emphasis on understanding public problems, policy
decision making, ethical dilemmas and decisions, strategic navigation, board and
leadership team dynamics, governing the commons, visions and values of our American
republic, and the normative foundations of public policy and public administration.
He has written and published on public problems and choices, transitioning from campaigning
to governing; educating for the new public service; the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision; effective board and council
decision making; strategic visioning and navigation; women, gender, and equality;
and the role of public education in a democratic society.
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration, University of Colorado at Denver; M.S. Social
Work and Social Policy, Columbia University; B.A., Monmouth University