Dr. Phillips' interests include: Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, Environmental Rhetorics, Sensory Rhetorics, Writing Across the Disciplines, Indigenous Rhetorics, and Feminisms.
- Shifting Sensations: Contending with Wicked Environmental Problems via Sensory Rhetoric [Proposal and Chapters Under Review]
- Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
- "Mapping the Environment with Sensory Data." In the Trenches: National Association of Geoscience Educators 6.3 (2016). Print.
- "Smellscapes, Social Justice, and Olfactory Perception." Rhetoric Across Borders. Ed. Anne Demo. Anderson: Parlor Press, 2015. Print.
- Peer-Reviewed Pedagogy Module
- "Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception." Science Education Resource Center. Ed. Anne Egger. Northfield: Carleton College, 2016. Web.
- Review Essay
- "American Iconographic: National Geographic, Global Culture,and the Visual Imagination" by Stephanie L. Hawkins. JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture and Politics 32.1-2 (2011): 429-33. Print.
- Reference Publications
- "Blackfoot." Multicultural America. Ed. Carlos E. Cortez. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2013. 371-73. Print.
- Featured Essayist
- "Teaching Environmental Justice with Rhetorical Theory: Ecofeminist Wayfinding, Emplacement, and Agency." National Science Foundation, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. April 2013.
- In-House Peer Reviewed Article
- "Writing with Tattoo Ink: Composing that Gets Under the Skin." Grassroots Writing Research Journal 3.1 (2012):15-21. Print.
- National Science Foundation ($45,000)
Project InTeGrate grant entitled "Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception" was
awarded for my interdisciplinary environmental justice research and pedagogy using sensory rhetorics.
Aug. 1, 2013.
- George and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies ($1,500)
Means Center grant entitled "Community Rhetorics: Service Learning and Making Sensations
Matter" was awarded to help me foster community involvement and facilitate a student-led conference
centered on students' service learning projects.
Sept. 15, 2013.
- Illinois State University Graduate Council ($2,000)
I was awarded a "Dissertation Grant" for my research proposal, publication, and presentation agenda.
Jan. 9, 2015.
- Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
- Association for Study of Literature and the Environment
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Rhetoric Society of America
- Modern Language Association
- 2015 College Teaching Award Winner, College of Arts and Sciences, Doctoral Level 1, Illinois State University
- 2014 Diversity & Equity Teaching Award Winner, Dept. of English, Illinois State University
- 2014 Taimi Ranta Graduate Teaching Award Winner, Dept. of English, Illinois State University
- 2017 Nominated for Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition's Presidents Dissertation Award