Dr. Kendall Phillips
Kendall R. Phillips is professor of communication and rhetorical studies and associate dean for global academic programming and initiatives at Syracuse University. His research focuses on rhetorical dimensions of popular and political culture with a particular focus on the place of the horror film in American culture. He is author of several books including Projected Fears: Horror and American Culture (2005), Controversial Cinema: The Films that Outraged America (2008), and Dark Directions: Romero, Craven, Carpenter and the Modern Horror Film (2012). Phillips received his Ph.D. from Penn State University and currently holds honorary positions at Massey University (New Zealand) and York St. John University (UK).