Visiting Lecturer in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3749
Email: [email protected]
B.A. English, University of Michigan, 2007.
M.F.A. Nonfiction Writing, Columbia University School of the Arts, 2011.
Philip Eil is a freelance journalist and adjunct college lecturer based in Providence, his hometown.
He was a longtime freelance contributor to the alt-weekly newspaper, the Providence Phoenix, and served as the paper's full-time news editor from 2013 to 2014, when the paper closed. Since then, Phil has contributed to the Atlantic, VICE, Salon, Huffington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Boston Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, the Jewish Forward, and Rhode Island Monthly, among other outlets. He is a four-time Rhode Island Press Association award winner, and serves as a frequent guest on WGBH Boston's current-affairs show "Under the Radar." He is also a former nonfiction fellow at the Norman Mailer Center in Provincetown, MA.
Since 2011, Phil has taught in the Literary Arts + Studies department at the Rhode Island School of Design. His courses include "Writing Providence: A Nonfiction Workshop," "True Crime," "Intro to Nonfiction - Writing Workshop," "'I Am Providence': The Words and Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft," and "Journalism in the 21st Century." In 2018, he also taught a feature-writing course at UMass-Dartmouth's Professional Writing Master's program.