Faculty: Philip Castille
Professor of English
BA, Tulane University
MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD, Tulane University
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Dr. Phil Castille is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tulane University and holds advanced degrees from Tulane and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has teaching experience at Tulane, the University of Memphis, the University of Houston – Downtown, Louisiana Tech University, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. He was Director of Professional Writing at UH-Downtown, where he won the University Teaching Award. He has extensive experience outside the academy as a science writer-editor with the USDA Forest Service and as a writing consultant to such corporations as Mobil and DuPont. He is a veteran newswriter and Louisiana Press Association award winner.
He is a member of the St. George Tucker Society, admission to which is by invitation only, an interdisciplinary circle of scholars in the fields of Southern literature, history, film, arts and culture. He has published widely on American literature, popular culture, professional communication, and higher education.
For 2014-15 he is serving as a Senior Fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, in Washington, DC. He will participate with some of the nation’s foremost academic thought leaders to advance student access to quality learning and successful entry into the professional workforce. Through his participation and research, he will be helping to fulfill AASCU’s historic commitments to underserved populations, student success, and faculty research and creativity to promote civic progress and cultural development.