‘Cosby Show’ Star Joseph C. Phillips Lands Professor Position
Actor Joseph C. Phillipsbest known for his role as Lieutenant Martin Kendall in The Cosby Show will now teach students, while amplifying his appreciation of theater as an art form.
Clark University in Atlanta (CAU) recently announced that Phillips would join its faculty as a professor of theater and communication studies, according to a university press release. Its new role is housed in the School of Arts and Sciences, where students can learn all areas of theater, while mastering oral and written communication.
“Joseph brings a wealth of impressive talent, significant community engagement and a portfolio of insightful and impactful commentary to the University,” said President Dr. George T. French Jr.said in a statement.
“We anticipate it will inspire independent thinking, civic responsibility and a passion for cross-disciplinary learning in our students, which aligns perfectly with our mantra to ‘elevate our community by raising our voices,’” he said. he continued.
A man of many hats, Phillips is also an author, columnist, commentator and lecturer. He holds a BFA from New York University (NYU) Acting Conservatory. His academic excellence has earned him scholarships from institutions such as the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian College, the abraham lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and the Robert J. Dole University of Kansas Institute of Politics.
A writer at heart, Phillips takes credit for designing and writing the curriculum for the University of Kansas. He also taught a seven-week course called “Black Conservatism in America” and is the author of He talks like a white boy.
An acting career brought Phillips to the screen and to the stage. Its film portfolio includes four seasons of the award-winning film netflix series 13 reasons whyas Colonel Greg Davis and his three-time NAACP Image Award-nominated portrayal of attorney Justus Ward on general hospital. He also starred in movies like Strictly commercial, let’s talk about sexand Midnight blue.
Phillips’ Broadway appearances include SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and Kennedy Center and American Playhouse productions A raisin in the sun. He was also responsible for creating the lead role in the award-winning author Toni Morissonis the only play, Dream Emmett.