James M. Phillips
Curator of Collections
As Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Jim oversees the installation of displays and interpretation of collection artifacts.
A Mounds, Ill. native, Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University and Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Mississippi.
Jim has been with the University since 2002. When not looking after the collections for the museum, Jim enjoys replicating artifacts and technology as well as baking for his two young sons.