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A fiercely proud South Carolina native, Phil has worked with literally dozens of colleges and universities, non-profit groups and business to make our state a better place to live, work and play. He also writes a weekly column about South Carolina for the SC Press Association.

Phil is recognized as one of the early pioneers in the US and globally in the use of the Internet in the civic sector – media, education, politics, governments and non-profits. His work has taken him to over 45 countries. 

Latest Columns

  • S.C. Political Corruption, Part 1: Jim Merrill

    A year or so ago, I was driving around Charleston with a member of the S.C. Legislature talking about various people, problems and politics in the Statehouse. My friend is... READ MORE
  • Obama, SC, and Me

    I apologize in advance for this column. It is far more personal than my usual weekly columns but then my reaction to Barack Obama has always been more personal than... READ MORE
  • The Lower Priority of Higher Education

    Folks in higher education are supposed to be smart – right? So, my question is why have they (we) in South Carolina allowed higher education to become a lower priority... READ MORE