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Rhonda Phillips

Rhonda.Phillips@asu.edu

Retired Faculty or Staff
Community Resources/Developmnt

(602)496-0160

Bio

 Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D, AICP, CEcD

Community investment and well-being comprise the focus of Rhonda's research and outreach activities. With public, private and non-profit experience, she offers both practice and academic perspectives. She is the Associate Dean, Barrett, The Honors College, for the downtown campus. In this capacity, she helps foster an excellent learning environment in one of the top honors programs in the U.S. http://barretthonors.asu.edu/campuses/downtown/.  As a professor in the School of Community Resources & Development (http://scrd.asu.edu), Rhonda works with faculty, staff, students and organizations to expand the reach of community-based education and research initiatives for enhancing quality of life. Her focus is community planning, development, arts/cultural development and tourism planning as well as community indicator and evaluation systems for monitoring progress towards community well-being, development and economic development revitalization goals. 

Rhonda was recently awarded as the 2012 International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies' Distinguished Research Fellow. Other honors include serving as a 2012 Fulbright Specialist to Panama, where she is developing on a social indicators planning project. She also served as the 2006 Fulbright UK Ulster Policy Fellow in Northern Ireland at the University of Ulster, focusing on heritage and cultural based community and economic development strategies via The Township Heritage Initiative. Her work in community development includes arts/cultural-based development as well as community indicator systems. She is author or editor of fifteen books, including Introduction to Community Development (Routledge, http://www.routledge.com/books/An-Introduction-to-Community-Development-isbn978041577385 ; Concept Marketing for Communities (Greenwood Press, http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C6798.aspx ); and Community Development Indicators Measuring Systems (Ashgate, www.ashgate.com/shopping/title.asp?key1=&key2=&orig=results&isbn=0%207546%204005%201).  Along with Joe Sirgy and Don Rathz, she is the co-editor of the Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases series published through ISQOLS and Springer (www.springer.com). Rhonda recently completed a 5 year term as Editor of Community Development, the journal of the Community Development Society, transitioning it to a major academic publisher, Taylor & Francis, http://tandf.co.uk/journals/rcod.  She is the founding editor of two new book series, Introduction to Community Development Research and Practice  and CDS Current Issues, both published by Routledge. 

Phillips' work prior to joining academe was in community and economic planning and development at the state, local and regional levels; she holds dual professional certifications in urban and regional planning (American Institute of Certified Planners) and economic and community development (Certified Economic and Community Developer with the International Economic Development Council). She is a past President of the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association and current Vice President of Programs for the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, www.isqols.org - both elected positions. She serves on the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) site visitor team, the national accrediting body for graduate and undergraduate urban and regional planning programs in North America.  

Research Interests

Community and economic development, community indicator systems and quality of life, community well-being and regeneration, sustainability, cultural/arts and tourism development approaches

Courses

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRD 599 Thesis

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRD 592 Research
CRD 599 Thesis
CRD 792 Research
CRD 799 Dissertation
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
NLM 492 Honors Directed Study
NLM 493 Honors Thesis
NLM 593 Applied Project
TDM 494 Special Topics
TDM 540 Sustainable Food Management

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRD 599 Thesis
CRD 690 Reading and Conference
CRD 792 Research
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
NLM 394 Special Topics
NLM 493 Honors Thesis
NLM 598 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
NLM 394 Special Topics
NLM 492 Honors Directed Study
NLM 493 Honors Thesis
NLM 590 Reading and Conference
PRM 394 Special Topics
REC 598 Special Topics
SOS 493 Honors Thesis
TDM 394 Special Topics
TDM 494 Special Topics
TDM 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
NLM 492 Honors Directed Study
NLM 598 Special Topics
REC 599 Thesis

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRD 683 Fieldwork
HON 394 Special Topics
NLM 301 Sustainable Communities
PRM 301 Sustainable Communities
REC 592 Research
REC 599 Thesis
TDM 301 Sustainable Communities
TDM 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NLM 301 Sustainable Communities
PRM 301 Sustainable Communities
TDM 301 Sustainable Communities
TDM 402 Assess&Eval Community Services

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRD 792 Research
NLM 302 Inclusive Community Developmnt
PRM 302 Inclusive Community Developmnt
PUP 301 Introduction to Urban Planning
TDM 302 Inclusive Community Developmnt

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CRD 683 Fieldwork
NLM 301 Sustainable Communities
PRM 301 Sustainable Communities
TDM 301 Sustainable Communities

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NLM 301 Sustainable Communities
NLM 402 Assess&Eval of Commun Services
PRM 301 Sustainable Communities
PRM 402 Assess&Eval Community Services
TDM 301 Sustainable Communities
TDM 402 Assess&Eval Community Services

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Lee,Woojin * , Phillips,Rhonda Gail , . Korean Rural Community Development: Focusing on the Utilization of Water Resources in Rural Community. (6/14/2012 - 12/28/2012).
  2. Phillips,Rhonda Gail * . Research Services for Analyzing the Community Database. (9/15/2011 - 5/31/2012).
  3. Phillips,Rhonda Gail * . Hatcher Road Economic Development Plan. (2/23/2010 - 8/15/2010).

* principal investigator

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