Phil SimpsonPHILIP SIMPSON

VICE PROVOST OF THE NORTH REGION CAMPUSES

ACADEMIC DEAN OF HUMANITIES, HISTORY, AND FINE ARTS

BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COCOA

 

 

Philip L. Simpson received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Eastern Illinois University in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and his doctorate in American literature from Southern Illinois University in 1996.  As a full professor, he is now with the Cocoa campus of Brevard Community College in Florida.  He teaches classes in literature, film, and the humanities.  He serves as the horror area chair for the Popular Culture Association and is also a book reviewer and elected member-at-large for the association. 

 

His book, Psycho Paths:  Tracking the Serial Killer Through Contemporary American Film and Fiction, was published in 2000 by Southern Illinois University Press.  His essays of literary, cultural, and/or cinematic criticism have also been published in journals such as Cineaction, Paradoxa, Clues, and Notes on Contemporary Literature; encyclopedias such as Twenty-First Century British and Irish Novelists (2003), The Guide to United States Popular Culture (2001), War and American Popular Culture (1999), and The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (1998); and books such as Horror Film:  Creating and Marketing Film (2004); The Terministic Screen:  Rhetorical Perspectives on Film (2003); Car Crash Culture (2002); Jack Nicholson:  Movie Top Ten (2000); and Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media (1999).