Philip L. Simpson

Philip L. Simpson

Philip L. Simpson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Eastern Illinois University in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and his doctorate in American Literature from Southern Illinois University in 1996. He serves as Provost of the Titusville Campus of Brevard Community College in Florida. Before that, he was a professor of Communications and Humanities at the Palm Bay campus of Brevard Community College for eight years and Department Chair of Liberal Arts for five years. He also served as President of the Popular Culture Association and Area Chair of Horror for the Association. He received the Association’s Felicia Campbell Area Chair Award in 2006. He currently serves as Area Co-Chair of the Stephen King Area and the Vampire Area for the Association and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Culture. His first book, Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer through Contemporary American Film and Fiction, was published in 2000 by Southern Illinois University Press; his second book, Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris, was published in 2010 by Praeger Press. He is the author of numerous other published essays on film, literature, popular culture, and horror.

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