Phillip M. Edwards (Phil; he/him/his)

Instructional Consultant (Instructional Design Specialist)
PHONE: 919-962-9970 | FAX: 919-962-5236

Phil Edwards 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 has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Washington, The Ohio State University, and the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science (SILS), where he was recognized with the SILS Outstanding Teacher Award in 2011. Across all the institutions where he has worked as an education developer–the University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, and The Ohio State University–he has consulted with hundreds of faculty members and graduate students interested in enhancing teaching and learning within their disciplines. His present work with faculty members generally revolves around digital scholarship and pedagogy, metaliteracy, and professional education at UNC-CH. He also has longstanding interests in education for reflective practice, learning space design, fair use and licensing of educational materials, and scholarly communication strategies.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Hansen, D.R., Cross, W.M., & Edwards, P.M. (2013). Copyright policy and practice in electronic reserves among ARL libraries. College & Research Libraries, 74(1), 69-84.

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).

Cross, W.M., & Edwards, P.M. (2011). Preservice legal education for academic librarians within ALA-accredited degree programs. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(1),533-550.

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.