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Phil Edwards (he/him/his)

Instructional Consultant
PHONE: 919-962-9970

Phil Edwards develops and manages the CFE’s Course Design Institutes program, which has welcomed over 165 UNC instructors since its inception in March 2017. He regularly consults one-on-one with instructors around approaches to equitable course design, professional education, online teaching, accessibility, and teaching statements/portfolios/dossiers.

He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Washington; the Ohio State University; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science (SILS), where he was recognized with the SILS Outstanding Teacher Award in 2011.

He earned his Master of Science in Information degree with a specialization in library and information services from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with an undergraduate minor in mathematics from the University at Buffalo-SUNY. He is currently a Quality Matters (QM)-Certified Higher Education Peer Reviewer and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).

Selected Presentations, Publications, and Media:

Edwards, Phillip. “Real Solidarity or ‘Ally Theater’ in Campus Statements Supporting Nicole Hannah-Jones’ Appointment with Tenure.” Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Annual Conference [Online], hosted from Perth, Australia, October 2021.

Cutts, Jennifer, Phil Edwards, & Aiya Williams. “A developmental framework for resilient course design.” 20-minute ‘simulive’ breakout session for the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting [Online], May 2021.

Edwards, Phil. “Carolina People: Phil Edwards.” By Gaby Iori. The Well [University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill], February 9, 2021.

Edwards, Phillip M., and Dawn X. Henderson. “Disrupting white supremacist ideology in higher education as educational developers.” 75-minute roundtable discussion for the 44th Annual Conference of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2019.

Edwards, Phillip. “Resisting White Supremacy in Higher Education Through Educational Development Practice.” Paper presentation at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2019.

Henshaw, R.G., Edwards, P.M., & Bagley, E.J. (2011). Use of swivel desks and aisle space to promote interaction in mid-sized college classrooms. Journal of Learning Spaces, 1(1).

Edwards, P.M. (2010). Theories-in-use and reflection-in-action: Core principles for LIS education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(1), 18-29. [Off-campus access for UNC-CH affiliates]