International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Phillip Motley

Phillip Motley

Associate Professor, Communications

Phillip Motley is an associate professor in the School of Communications at Elon University, where he teaches visual communication and interactive media courses to undergraduate and graduate students. His research interests include pedagogies of design and experiential learning, especially service-learning and social innovation. He is currently focused on the potential value that design thinking has for liberal arts education.  He is a co-author of An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Visual Age and has published his scholarship in peer-reviewed journals including Communication Teacher, Teaching and Learning Inquiry, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. Professor Motley received his MFA in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and his BA in Fine Art from Davidson College.

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