Alex RichardsonDirector, National High School Ethics Bowl
Alex holds an M.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he is also a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy. His interests are in moral, social, and political philosophy. His dissertation (currently in progress) focuses on the nature of political resistance and its relationship to democratic ideals of civility. As an extension of his commitment to student-centered pedagogy, Alex is enthusiastic about making philosophy accessible and engaging, and is particularly interested in bringing philosophy to new and often non-traditional audiences. This informs his work on the NHSEB program and other outreach initiatives, as well as his research and teaching more generally.
Sarah StroudDirector, Parr Center for Ethics
Sarah Stroud joined the department in 2018. She was previously Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, where she taught from 1993 to 2018. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.) and Princeton (Ph.D.). 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. She 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.
Rob WillisonAssociate Director, Parr Center for Ethics
Rob Willison (PhD 2017, University of Pennsylvania) is Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Parr Center for Ethics. He joined the department in 2017. He is working on the ethics of meaning—a study of the ways that meaning and interpretation, understood as practices, can help and hinder us in our efforts to live well together. He has research interests in social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, philosophy of social science, philosophy of art, and the history of American Pragmatism.
Michael VazquezOutreach Director, Parr Center for Ethics
Michael received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from Villanova University in 2014, and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. He is committed to forging lasting partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages. His research interests include ancient philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of education.
Sally MooreDirector of Undergraduate Programming, Parr Center for Ethics
Sally received her BA in Philosophy with a minor in Cognitive Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the department shortly after her graduation in 2017. Her interests include practical ethics, metaphysics, and the bridge between psychology and philosophy of mind.
Jordan LiferEvent Coordinator, Parr Center for Ethics
Jordan received a BA in Economics and Political Science with a minor in History from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019. She is now working as the Events Coordinator for the Department of Philosophy, Parr Center for Ethics, and PPE Program. Jordan is particularly interested in the philosophy of politics and law, and she is excited to learn more about these fields while working alongside the wonderful staff and faculty in the department.
Director, Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Director, Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl
Director, Squire Family Foundation
Director, Long Island (NY) High School Ethics Bowl
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of North Florida
Director, First Coast (FL) High School Ethics Bowl
Professor, Philosophy, Wofford College
Director, South Carolina High School Ethics Bowl
Professor, Philosophy, Columbia College
Director, Missouri High School Ethics Bowl
President, SEED Foundation
Director, Oklahoma High School Ethics Bowl
Managing Director, Center for Public Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Lecturer, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Director, Northern California High School Ethics Bowl
Assistant Professor, Education, Iowa State University
Director, Iowa High School Ethics Bowl
Guido ChiribogaUndergraduate Fellow, Team Lead
Scott HarnUndergraduate Fellow, Analytics Lead
Spencer MamoUndergraduate Fellow
Jonathan SampsonUndergraduate Fellow
Jacky WangUndergraduate Fellow