William H. Phillips received his B.A. from Purdue University, his M.A. from Rutgers University, and his Ph.D. (in dramatic literature and film studies) from Indiana University. He has taught introductory film courses at the University of Illinois, Urbana; Indiana University, South Bend; California State University, Stanislaus; and the University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire. He is the author of Analyzing Films, and Writing Short Stories: The Most Practical Guide.