Faculty in Print @ Miami Dade College: Geoffrey Philp

Geoffrey Philp, chair of the college-prep department at North Campus, has published an essay, “My Favorite Florida Place,” in the spring issue of Forum, the official magazine of the Florida Humanities Council. His article blends his family’s biography with the history of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.
A widely published author, Professor Philp writes a literary blog and has written a children’s book, Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories; a novel, Benjamin, My Son; two collections of short stories, Uncle Obadiahand the Alien and Who's Your Daddy?: And Other Stories, and five poetry collections: Exodus and Other Poems, Florida Bound, hurricane center, xango music and Twelve Poems and A Story for Christmas. His latest collection, Dub Wise, will be published in September 2010.  Professor Philp will be reading from his most recently published short-story collection, Who’s Your Daddy?, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Professor Philp has worked at the College since 1979 as a peer tutor, paraprofessional, adjunct and full-time professor in the college prep and English departments. He holds a master's degree from the University of Miami, where he taught English, Caribbean, African and African-American literature, and was awarded James Michener fellowships in 1991-1992.


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