Phillip Motley

Assoc Professor of Communications
Elon University

Professor Motley is an exceptional teacher, drawing on a decade of professional experience as a multimedia designer, animator and art director. He teaches in the communication design major and is a faculty anchor in the M.A. in Interactive Media program. He teaches “Visual Aesthetics” and the iMedia capstone as well as leading Winter Term fly-ins, including a trip to the Dominican Republic in January 2017. iMedia students revere him for the quality of information he provides and for his honesty in critiquing their work. They praise his balance between theory and practical application and refer to him as a knowledgeable, down-to-earth professor. Motley also is teaching this term in Elon’s newest innovation – the Design Thinking semester. A colleague describes him as “a master teacher, productive scholar and emerging leader.”