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Open Eau Claire

Dr. James Phillips

Dr. James A. (Jim) Phillips grew up in the Twin Cities (MN), and obtained a B.A. in Chemistry from Middlebury College (Vermont) in 1991. Subsequently, he earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1996. After two years as a NOAA Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate and Global Change at University of Colorado-Boulder, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 1998. Currently, he is a Professor in the UWEC Chemistry Department, where he teaches general, physical, and environmental chemistry, and maintains an active, externally-funded undergraduate research program. “Dr. Jim” is also a vocal proponent of liberal education at UWEC, and has developed several courses that deal with climate change and other environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.