Current Faculty

Lisa Phillips

Assistant Professor

education:  Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2002

office:  Stalker Hall 321


phone:  (812) 237-2706

Office hours:  Dr. Phillips will be on sabbatical the calendar year 2015.

Faculty Profile

Lisa Phillips received her B.A. and M.A. from Purdue University and her Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  She teaches and researches twentieth century United States labor, African American, and women’s history.  Her first book, “Organizing the Workers Nobody Else Wanted”: Catch-All Organizing in New York City in the Mid-Twentieth Century is currently under review.  Her new project examines the history of Jewish-Black alliances from the 1930s through the 1970s.  Dr. Phillips teaches courses on the twentieth century United States, African-American History, U.S. Women’s History, and the history of the working-class and class formation.  She also teaches courses for the Women’s Studies program.

Courses Taught at ISU:

HIST 202 - The United States Since 1865
HIST 331 - U.S. Workers' Fight for Justice
HIST 334 - African American History, 1890 - Present
HIST 418 - The United States' Atomic Age, 1945 - Present
HIST 439/539 - Women in History
WS 200 - Introduction to Women's Studies
WS 400 - Contemporary Feminist Theory