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During his lengthy career at UD, Dr. Harwood taught courses in nonverbal, small group, interpersonal, and basic speech communication courses, as well as Fundamentals of Broadcasting. With Dr. Larry Lain, he began the department's very successful internship program. He served for a number of years as academic advisor for virtually all of the communication majors. Phil presided over the department's Senior Awards Committee. He taught courses in England during two summers in the department's Summer Study Abroad Program. Over the years, he was successful in getting a number of courses incorporated into the curriculum. Upon retirement, Dr. Harwood taught a course, Old-time Radio, for the University of Dayton's chapter of the Institute for Lifelong Learning Institute (UDLLI).
Throughout my tenure at UD, I was always guided by the principle: The student is Number One. This guided the entire range of my activities at the University. And I think this was, and is, still true of my colleagues as well and makes UD a wonderful place to be.
- Ph.D., Ohio University, 1972
- M.S. Butler University, 1961
- B.S. Butler University, 1960
Notable service and accomplishments
Dr. Harwood was the first faculty advisor of the department's chapter of Phi Beta Chi. He started the Advertising Club and the National Broadcasting Society chapters on campus and served as advisor to both groups. He was a member of the Popular Culture Association and Popular Culture Association in the South and delivered several convention papers on World War Two practitioners from Allied countries who broadcast propaganda for the Axis powers. Dr. Harwood has a great interest in "Old-time Radio," which was put to good use in the IRRP program and in the Fundamentals of Broadcasting course. He also served many years on the University Judicial Board.