The passing of Gerald M. Phillips in April 1995 left a void only partially filled by his students and communication scholars familiar with his work. His commitment to basic communication instruction spanned a lifetime of research and service (including Jerry's serving on the editorial board of the Annual over the last two years.)
Julia Wood, long-time colleague, co-author, student and friend, remembers Jerry for his substantial contributions to basic communication instruction and the speech communication field.
Wood, Julia T.
"Gerald M. Phillips' Devotion to Basic Communication Skills,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 7, Article 5.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol7/iss1/5