Phil has been teaching at Guilford since 2005. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s in History. He earned a master’s and, later, a doctorate in Comparative History at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
Phil has taught numerous European history classes at Guilford including “The Web of Europe since 1400,” “Europe in Revolution, 1789-1914,” “War and Peace: 20th-Century Europe, 1914-Present,” “The French Revolution and Napoleon,” “The Second World War,” “Europe Since World War II,” “Europe Between the World Wars,” and “Immigration & a Multicultural Europe.”
He also assumed the faculty lead and designed curricula for the inaugural Guilford Rise, the College’s three-week residential academic program for rising high school seniors, which begins June 27.
In February, Phil became Historical Perspectives co-coordinator of the College’s Writing Program, assisting in the administration and oversight of college-level intensive research and writing courses that serve the Historical Perspectives general education requirement.
He was chair of the History Department from 2012-17.