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Brian Phillips
Associate Professor
Phone: 616-331-3727
Department: Sociology
  • Labor/Management Team Based Cooperation Programs
  • Plant Closings
  • Work and Employment
  • Global Production
Professor Phillips specializes in political economy, with substantive focus in U.S. Deindustrialization, Stratification, and the Sociology of Work. He is a former General Motors employee, as a member of both labor and management. Drawing from this unique experience, he brings to the classroom an interesting and at times funny depiction of the way the world works. Professor Phillips is currently working on research projects at the General Motors metal fabrication division in Grand Rapids, Michigan.