Philip brings over 15 years of experience as diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner and educator. He is currently the Vice President of DEI at Earthjustice, an environmental law organization. Before founding his own consulting firm, he served as the Director of Equity, Justice, and Community at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Among his many accomplishments there: he increased hiring and retention of staff of color; he evaluated years of graduate and alumni data to inform and create initiatives to support students; he spearheaded a professional development initiative for faculty and staff as well as an annual program for students and their families to foster understanding around race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic diversity; he developed and implemented new transgender, nonconforming, and recruitment policies; and he created a Native American education and equity program, engaging Michelle Obama in the project.
As an openly gay educator, he has specialized in character development, particularly from the perspective of diversity and inclusion. He has written numerous articles on DEI and has recently published a new book, Independent Queers: LGBTQ Educators in Independent Schools Speak Out. He is also the author of a children’s book, Every Child Deserves.