Phil has considered himself a polymath long before he knew the word existed and has been pursuing a lifestyle of multidisciplinary education for more than two decades. He currently serves as the Manager of Instructional and Media Technology at the University of San Diego where he manages two teams of professionals supporting the use of technology in higher education, one focused on faculty training and support, the other on multimedia production and educational technology equipment installation and distribution. His primary goal is to ensure that educators understand how to best use technology in the classroom and in online/hybrid learning environments.
Prior to arriving in sunny San Diego, Phil spent three years employed at the University of California at Berkeley developing online classes, managing technology integration, and administering the university's learning management system. It was here that he really started broadening his subject matter expertise by developing dozens of graduate, undergraduate, and professional education classes and programs in subjects ranging from chemistry, physics, astronomy and math, to english, history, philosophy and art, to marketing, project management, clinical psychology, and everything in between.
Earlier in his career, he worked in product development where he led a team of software developers to create an online/mobile collaboration and conferencing platform capable of delivering real-time synchronized HD video and high-resolution images to anyone, anywhere, on any device. He's also launched a few start-ups on his own in the online media distribution and social media realm, managed a radio station, spearheaded marketing efforts for record labels and artists, developed and supported large-scale online user communities, provided desktop support to campuses, and consulted with many businesses both big and small on a wide variety of projects. He hold an M.S. in Education with his primary concentration in Online Teaching and Learning and received his B.A. in Communications from a small liberal arts school which really solidified his perspective about the value of experiential learning.
Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing at the beach, visiting the San Diego Zoo, eating great food, and learning and teaching as much as possible. His interests grow and change everyday, but he has always had a place in his heart and mind for baseball (Let's Go Yankees!), technology, philosophy, history, and helping people every day.