Phil is Senior Lecturer of Budgeting and Public Policy at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where he has taught and researched defense budgeting for 20 years in graduate programs for mid- career naval officers and defense civilians as well as executive education programs for senior officers and flag officers. He has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous tech reports and teaching notes, two book chapters, and the book, National Defense Budgeting and Financial Management: Policy and Practice.
Prior to joining academia, Phil served 22 years as a U.S. Navy Supply Corps officer where he specialized in financial management, business information technology management, and aviation acquisition. His operational tours were with the surface navy.
He holds a B.S. in economics, an M.S. in public financial management, and a J.D. (law). His teaching, research, and consulting interests center on issues at the intersection of law, public administration, and budgeting for national security.
In addition to his NPS work, Phil is an Adjunct Professor of the Practice in National Security Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Monterey College of Law. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Monterey College of Law.