Jan R. Phillips has taught at Kennesaw State University for 15 years. She has served the Department of Communication as the General Education Coordinator for ten years, and she has designed curriculum for the Human Communication course (COM 1100), and has coordinated this course for ten years. She has also published six editions of Human Communication in Context: A Workbook for the Introductory Course and its companion Instructor's Guide. Jan Phillips has been published in the Journal for Learning Communities Research. She is a member of the Georgia Communication Association. Along with teaching the Human Communication course, she has also taught Introduction to Mass Communication, Public Speaking, and Writing for Public Communication. She has also served as a member of the faculty at Shorter University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jan Phillips is also enrolled in a doctoral program at Louisiana Baptist University, and her prospective graduation is May 2015. She currently resides with her husband of 11 years, Joseph T. Phillips, in Emerson, Georgia, along with their three feline companions. Joe and Jan Phillips are active members of Baptist Bible Church, Marietta, Georgia.