William J. Phillips, Ph.D.

William J. Phillips, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and Assistant Professor

Journalism and New Media Studies LI


Long Island

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  • Business Technology Center, B-3


Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication, New York University

M.A. in Media Ecology, New York University

B.A. in English, University of California


With a broad knowledge of media-related issues, Dr. Phillips specializes in new media and technology with a profound interest in contemporary music and popular culture. Prior to becoming the chairperson of the Department of Journalism and New Media Studies at St. Joseph’s College, he taught at Fordham University, CUNY College of Staten Island, The New School, Parsons School of Design, Marymount Manhattan College and New York University. Dr. Phillips currently teaches classes on journalism and the theory and culture of new media.

Dr. Phillips has presented at conferences in the northeast, as well as England. He is the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (Greenwood Press, 2009). He also wrote a chapter for R&B—Rhythm and Business: The Political Economy of Black Music (Akashic Books, 2002) and an article on “The Role of TV Violence” for Parenting Magazine.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

  • Digital Technology and Cultural Production.
  • Media and Democracy.
  • Global Culture.


"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

--Aldous Huxley