Office Phone: 215-951-5653
Ph.D., Environmental Design & Planning Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MLA, Wetlands Certification, University of Florida
B.A., (Honors Humanities), University of South Florida
Dr. Claudia Phillips came to Philadelphia University in Fall 2004 to direct the new Landscape Architecture Program (earlier, as a consultant, she wrote the Program Proposal for School, University and State approvals). Previously, she chaired and was a faculty member of the MLA program at Morgan State University.
Peer-reviewed publications: Phillips, C.G. 2009. Integrative sustainable design curriculum models. CELA Annual International Conference Proceedings, Jan 13-16, 2009, Tucson, AZ. Phillips, C.G. and H.R. Edwards. 2002. Socioeconomic, community-based approach for developing integrated mass transit systems as applied to Baltimore City. Transportation Research Record. No. 1793:71-79; Phillips, C.G. and J. Randolph. 2000. The relationship of ecosystem management to NEPA and its goals. Environmental Management 26(1):1-12; Phillips, C.G. and J. Randolph. 1998. Has ecosystem management really changed practices on the National Forests? J. Forestry 96(5):40-45. Perspectives: Phillips, C.G. 2003. Tide Point celebrates the history of the site. Landscape Architecture 93(11):97; Phillips, C.G. 2003. Prescription for healing. Landscape Architecture 93(2):61; Phillips, C.G. 2002. Patterson Park- a park of the people. Landscape Architecture 92(12):78.
Grants: Co-Investigator for American Cities Foundation (ACF) Park West Planning Grant for $50,000 through DCNR. The Primary Goal for the Park West Project is to develop a plan for the creation of a 'Greenway' trail connecting Cathedral Park, Carroll Park and Parkside neighborhoods with Fairmount Park. The planning grant will allow the Park West Study Committee to design, establish phases for and create a budget for the creation of trails and green spaces within the target area (2010-11). Co-Grant Coordinator for University Green Grant from the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (US Forest Service Initiative) ($5000 + $5000 in kind) (2009-). Partner for Planning Grant for East Falls Community, William Penn Foundation grant for $33,000 (2006-2007); Philadelphia University Faculty Research, Scholarship and Design Grant for $4500 (2006-2007); Co-Principal Investigator for National Transportation Center Research Grant for $90,000 (2001-2002); Co-Principal Investigator for National Transportation Center Research Grant for $85,000 (2000-2001); Faculty Development & Research Incentives Travel Grant (2001).
Professional Organizations: ASLA, CELA, SER
Offices Held: Founding Board Member, National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) (2009-); CELA Past President (2010-11) President (2009-10), 1st Vice President/President Elect (2007-2008), 2nd Vice President (2005-07); Friends of the Wissahickon Board Member (2006-11); State of Maryland Governor's Commission on Environmental Justice & Sustainable Communities, Governor Appointment (2002-04); Herring Run Watershed Association, President (2001-03) and Board Member (1998-2003).