Philip Shelley

Philip spent over a decade as a copywriter, content strategist, and associate creative director at a number of New York advertising agencies, where he helped create innovative, effective, award-winning work for clients ranging from Jose Cuervo to M&M’s, Verizon, and Bank of America. 

A burgeoning passion for education brought Philip to Maine, where he studied to become a teacher at USM, and became deeply involved in educational issues and the local educational community. He has worked as a part-time tutor and academic coach at Cheverus and Deering High Schools, and has done freelance work for Pearson. 

Prior to his arrival at UNE, Philip served as the Writer/Web Editor for Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where he managed copy and content for an award-winning website redesign, and was the co-creator of a wildly successful animation-based prospect-targeted email stream, which has more than tripled click-through rates.

He is extremely happy to return to Maine, and to serve an institution as unique and vibrant as UNE -- which has such an interesting past, and is poised for such a dynamic future.  The opportunity to help give voice to that future is incredibly exciting.

Philip is a lifelong musician and songwriter, with several CD releases, as well a writer of short fiction. In his spare time he enjoys reading and writing and exploring Maine. 



University of Southern Maine




Content Development

Marketing Strategy

Creative Concepting

Academic Communications.

Content Editing

Phil Shelley

Philip Shelley




Portland Campus

Ginn Hall

(207) 221-4181

On Campus