Assistant Professor of Instruction

Email: jackphilips@usf.edu
Office: SOC 238

Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas:
Nonprofit Organizations
Public Policy
Latino/a/x Community Issues

Courses Taught:
IDS 4910: Legislative (LIP) & Tallahassee (TIP) Internship Programs
LDR 3301: Leadership in Public & Community Service
PAD 3003: Introduction to Public & Community Service

Jack B. Philips is Assistant Professor of Instruction in the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida. He also works with the Legislative (LIP) and Tallahassee (TIP) Internship Programs. He has over a decade of experience working in the public and nonprofit sector, and has served with AmeriCorps, The Salvation Army, Tarrant County Community Supervision, and the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

Dr. Philips also volunteers with nonprofit agencies working on issues such as DACA, immigration rights, and homelessness. His teaching and research interests include nonprofit/third sector research, Latino critical theory, organizational behavior, social innovation, Latino/a/x community issues, and social equity. His current research examines how critical methodology can improve how nonprofits serve their target communities and develop improved service delivery mechanisms to create equity for people of color.

Dr. Philips has published articles in Administrative Theory and PracticePublic Integrity, and with the nonprofit policy research organization Independent Sector. His work was selected for grant funding from the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington and is also featured in the upcoming Handbook of Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Dr. Philips is a Diversity Scholar with the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and he also serves on their Critical Perspectives committee. He is Associate Editor of Social Media and Marketing for the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. He holds an MPA and PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington.