RICHARD HAYES PHILLIPS
4 Fisher Street
Canton, NY 13617
Ph.D., Geomorphology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1987.
M.A., History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1983.
M.A., Geography, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1982.
B.A., Politics and Geography (double major), State University of New York
at Potsdam, New York, 1979.
The Prospects for Regional Groundwater Contamination due to Karst
Landforms in Mescalero Caliche at the WIPP Site near Carlsbad, New Mexico
The Ouachita Timberlands of Southeastern Oklahoma: Unextinguished Choctaw-
Chickasaw Tribal Title and Unconstitutional Corporate Real Estate Holdings
Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, North Country Community College,
Saranac Lake, New York, Fall 1996.
Instructor, Department of Sciences, Canton College of Technology,
Canton, New York, Fall 1994.
Founder of Geography Program and Instructor of History, Department of Arts and
Sciences, Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Spring 1990 to Fall 1991.
Visiting Professor, Departments of Geography and History, University of
New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Spring 1990 to Fall 1990.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities, New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, Spring 1989 to Spring 1990.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Keene State College,
Keene, New Hampshire, Spring 1988.
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Oregon,
Eugene, Oregon, Fall 1983 to Spring 1986.
Earth Science, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Climatology,
Map Reading and Interpretation, World Regional Geography,
Western Civilization I and II, United States History I and II,
History of the American Frontier, History of the Spanish Southwest.
Private Investigator, Columbus, Ohio, 2004 to present. Submitted 21 research
papers and testified under oath as an expert witness in the Moss v. Bush lawsuit
brought before the Ohio Supreme Court. Submitted 18-page Declaration to Federal
District Court in Columbus, based upon analysis of actual ballots, poll books, and
voter signature books, in the King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v.
J. Kenneth Blackwell lawsuit brought before Judge Algenon Marbley in Federal
District Court, Columbus, Ohio. Funded by Common Cause, Ohio Honest Elections
Campaign, and Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism.
Geologic Consultant, Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping (CARD),
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997-2000, 2007 to present. Duties include geologic
field work, review of scientific literature, critiques of environmental reports,
writing of professional papers, assisting with legal briefs, speaking at public
hearings, and testifying under oath as an expert witness at RCRA hearings.
Trail Blazer, Lake George Land Conservancy, Bolton Landing, New York, 2004 to
present, on a volunteer basis. Scouted, flagged, cut and blazed a seven-mile
trail on the Cat Mountain Range, usin hand tools only. Have done similar work,
for pay, on Nature Conservancy land at Drover’s Road Preserve in Buncombe County,
North Carolina, and at Sunalei Preserve in Watauga County, North Carolina.
Trail Crew, Adirondack Trail Improvement Society (ATIS), Keene Valley,
New York, 1996 to present. We are responsible for annual maintenance of 112 miles
of trails in and around the Ausable Lakes watershed, primarily with hand tools.
Trail Caretaker, Shore Owners Association (SOA), Lake Placid, New York,
1995 to present. Restored 17 miles of historic trails in Lake Placid watershed,
using hand tools only. Published a 24-page “Guide to the SOA Trails.”
Touring Musician, New York, New England, New Mexico, North Carolina, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, West Virginia, Quebec, Ireland, Scotland, 2001-2004. Original and
traditional folk music with vocals, guitar, mandolin, kalimba, and harmonica.
Title Searcher, Home Abstract Company, Canton, New York 1999-2000. Responsible
for tax foreclosure searches and abstracts dating to the nineteenth century.
House Musician, Schemmy’s Restaurant, Rhinebeck, New York, 1999-2000.
House Musician, Foote Rest Café and Wawbeek Resort, Saranac Lake, New York,
Title Searcher and Examiner, First New Mexico Title and Abstract Company, Taos,
New Mexico, 1992-1993. Responsible also for examination of insurability of title,
clearing imperfections in titles, and ascertaining boundary lines in the field.
House Musician, Apple Tree Restaurant, Taos, New Mexico, 1986-1989.
Geologic Consultant, Native Americans for a Clean Environment, Sallisaw, Oklahoma,
1985-1986. Investigated groundwater contamination from a uranium processing
facility near Gore, Oklahoma. Duties included critiques of environmental reports,
writing of professional papers. Published articles in the Oklahoma Observer on
September 15, 1985, January 25, 1986, February 10, 1986, and March 25, 1986.
Phillips, Richard, Cavernous Zones at the WIPP Site, 1997.
Phillips, Richard, Rainwater Recharge at the WIPP Site, 1997.
Phillips, Richard, and Snow, David, Potential Flow Paths from the WIPP Site
to the Accessible Environment, 1997.
Phillips, Richard, Conceptual Errors in the DOE Model of Groundwater Flow
in the Rustler Formation, 1997.
Phillips, Richard, and Mitchell, David, Breach Scenarios at the WIPP Site, 1997.
Phillips, Richard, and Mitchell, David, Breach Scenarios Revisited, 1998.
Phillips, Richard, Rebuttal to DOE Response to CARD Comments, 1998.
Phillips, Richard, Supplement to Rebuttal, 1998.
Phillips, Richard, and Snow, David, A Conceptual Model for Contaminant Transport
in Karst Aquifers at the WIPP Site, 1998.
Phillips, Richard, Direct Testimony, presented at RCRA Hearings in Santa Fe,
New Mexico, March 17, 1999.
Phillips, Richard, Por Qué la Planta Piloto de Aislamento de Desechos (WIPP)
Presenta Una Amenaza para México, 2000.
Phillips, Richard, Why the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Poses a Threat
to Mexico, 2000.
Papers on the 2004 presidential election in Ohio, too numerous to list here,
are posted at http://www.northnet.org/minstrel and http://www.freepress.org.
Several were published, in whole or in part, as exhibits in a book entitled
"What Happened in Ohio," published by the New Press. All will appear in a
forthcoming book entitled "Witness to a Crime: A Citizens' Audit of an