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Alex Richardson, Ph.D.

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl
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Alex Richardson has been Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl since 2019. A philosopher working at the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, Alex is an award-winning teacher and an advocate for public and pre-college philosophy pedagogy. His research interests are varied, but as of late concern issues in moral and civic education. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2021, where he wrote a dissertation on the liberal virtue of civility and its role in the non-ideal politics of democratic societies like our own. In addition to his work at the Parr Center, Alex teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Elon University. Alex also serves on Boards of Directors for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and Ethics Bowl Canada.




Delaney Thull, M.A.

Graduate Assistant, National High School Ethics Bowl
Project Lead, NHSEBBridge
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Delaney Thull is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at UNC. At the Parr Center for Ethics, she serves as a Graduate Assistant, working primarily on the National High School Ethics Bowl and teaching courses in practical ethics. She coached Carolina’s 2021 national finalist Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team, has participated in local community outreach philosophy programming with both first graders and senior citizens, and loves thinking about ways to bring moral reasoning to life in the classroom. She completed her M.A. in Philosophy at UNC in 2021 and she graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Philosophy and a Certificate in Values and Public Life.




Austin Foushee

Undergraduate Assistant, National High School Ethics Bowl
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Austin Foushee is a second-year student at UNC pursuing a degree in Political Science with a Pre-Law focus. He has worked at the Parr Center as an Administrative Assistant for the National High School Ethics Bowl since 2021. An NHSEB alumnus, Austin founded and led his school’s very first Ethics Bowl teams.






Sarah Stroud, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Director, Parr Center for Ethics


Sarah Stroud is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Parr Center for Ethics at UNC. She works across central areas of moral philosophy, with a particular focus on foundational issues in moral psychology and moral theory and on the intersection of such issues with metaethics and the philosophy of action. Sarah has published papers on such topics as partiality, moral demandingness and overridingness, lying and testimony, practical irrationality, and the moral implications and significance of personal relationships. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.) and Princeton (Ph.D.).



Michael Vazquez, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Director of Outreach, Parr Center for Ethics


Michael Vazquez is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Director of Outreach at the Parr Center for Ethics. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of education. He is committed to forging lasting, democratic, and collaborative partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages. In addition to the Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl, he serves on the Public Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Academic Advisory Board of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO). He is also a lecturer on the Social Foundations of Education for Penn’s Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.




Sally Moore

Director of Undergraduate Programming, Parr Center for Ethics


Sally Moore is Director of Undergraduate Programming at the Parr Center for Ethics. She has designed various co-curricular programs where students sharpen their moral reasoning skills through creative research projects, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. Sally is interested in the power of studying ethics during early adulthood, especially outside the classroom. She enjoys regularly contributing to NHSEB case sets and developing volunteer training materials.




Juliana Hemela

Administrator, Parr Center for Ethics
Event Coordinator, National High School Ethics Bowl


Juliana Hemela is the Parr Center’s Administrator and serves as an Event Coordinator for the National High School Ethics Bowl program. A UNC alum, she is pleased to continue her time at the Parr Center after her time as an Undergraduate Fellow. Juliana received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2021 with a focus in Neurolaw. She is interested in the roles of rehabilitation and incarceration, as well as mental health and prison reforms. During her time at UNC, she was on UNC’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) team, and honed her interest in ethics and the deliberative values of the activity.






Pam Antos, M.A., M.Ed.

Chair, Committee on Equity, Access, and Community, 2022-2023

Coach, Hilliard City Schools
Ohio High School Ethics Bowl

Alex Feldt, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Scott Hairston

Coach, Little Rock Central High School
Arkansas High School Ethics Bowl

Roberta Israeloff

Executive Director, Squire Family Foundation
Vice President, PLATO
Organizer, Long Island (NY) High School Ethics Bowl

Emily Knuth

Associate Director, Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University
Organizer, Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

Jon Matheson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of North Florida
Organizer, First Coast (FL) High School Ethics Bowl

Steve Michelman, Ph.D.

Professor, Philosophy, Wofford College
Organizer, South Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

Travis Parker, M.A.

Coach, Cypress Charter High School
Northern California High School Ethics Bowl

Kyle Robertson, J.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Rules Council, 2022-2023

Managing Director, Center for Public Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Lecturer, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Organizer, Northern California High School Ethics Bowl

Colin Schoonover

President, Oklahoma Schools of Character
Organizer, Oklahoma High School Ethics Bowl

Steven Swartzer, Ph.D.

Chair, Case Advisory Committee, 2022-2023

Associate Director for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
Organizer, New York City High School Ethics Bowl

Ariel Sykes, M.A.

Assistant Director, The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School

Nicolas Tanchuk, Ph.D.

Learning Experience Designer; Product Manager, EnableEducation
Liaison to Ethics Bowl Canada

Kristen Fuhs Wells, M.B.A.

Executive Director, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Liaison to APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl






Katie Leonard

Summer Pedagogy Fellow, 2022

Katie Leonard is a fourth-year student at UNC, pursuing a B.A. in English and Philosophy. At the Parr Center for Ethics, she is an undergraduate fellow assisting with the National High School Ethics Bowl and will help the Center craft secondary ethics resources as this summer’s Pedagogy Fellow. Katie is excited to increase young adults’ engagement with big ideas, and hopes to pursue her MAT after graduation, with the eventual goal of becoming a high school English teacher.