Connie Phillips, DPA

Connie Phillips, DPA

Assistant Professor


P (714) 235-7072

Female Faculty

Connie Phillips was appointed Assistant Professor at the Irvine campus beginning Fall, 2012. Prior to this she was adjunct faculty in Organizational Leadership at Brandman and taught at Cal-State Fullerton in the MPA program. She has 30+ years of local government experience in a variety of management positions. Most recently she was the Training and Organization Development Manager for the City of Anaheim. She has done consulting projects for a variety of local governments. She has taught the core competency program offered by the International Public Management Association – Human Resources, both in the United States and China.


Organizational Leadership


MSLS degree from University of Southern California, MAOL degree from Chapman Univesity, DPA degree from Univesity of LaVerne

Scholarly Activities

Dr. Phillips completed her dissertation in 2012 on City Managers’ perspectives on leadership local government.

Professional Experience

25 years in consulting and training 19 years in Human Resources including training, organization development & employee relations 15 in libraries and library management