Dennis Phillips Recognized for Outstanding Research
The Outstanding Research and/or Creative Accomplishment Award was conferred on Dennis J. Phillips, Associate Librarian, at the 22nd annual Honors Convocation held recently in the West Garden at Penn State Lehigh Valley. This honor recognizes a full-time faculty member who has shown excellence in academic research, creative activity, scholarship, and mastery of a subject matter. Phillips’ third book on tennis, Women Tennis Stars: Biographies and Records of Champions, 1800s to Today, is scheduled for release later this year. In 2005, he published a book on retirement specifically written for golfers.
“Dennis’ research is fascinating and very timely. This award is certainly well deserved,” remarks Dr. Ann M. Williams, Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley.
A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Phillips received his bachelor’s degree in English from Rider University and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Albany, State University of New York. As associate librarian, he is responsible for the administration of library services, supervision of staff, collection development, program budgeting and planning, bibliographic instruction, and maintaining effective communication with the faculty, students, and community users. In addition, he is the coach of the Penn State Lehigh Valley tennis team.
Phillips resides in Allentown with his wife Susan. They have four sons and two grandchildren.