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Alex Richardson

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl
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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 Stroud

Director, 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.



Michael Vazquez

Outreach 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 Moore

Director 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 Lifer

Event 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.





Alex Feldt

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Organizer, Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

Emily Knuth

Assistant Director, Events and Engagement, Prindle Institute for Ethics
Organizer, Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

Jon Matheson

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

Steve Michelman

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

Ariel Sykes

Assistant Director, The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School
Co-Organizer, New York City High School Ethics Bowl

Kyle Robertson

Assistant Director, Center for Public Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Lecturer, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz

Patti Stauffer

Executive Director, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Nicolas Tanchuk

Assistant Professor, Education, Iowa State University
Organizer, Iowa High School Ethics Bowl

Roberta Israeloff

Director, Squire Family Foundation
Organizer, Long Island (NY) High School Ethics Bowl


Mark Price

Professor, Philosophy, Columbia College
Organizer, Missouri High School Ethics Bowl


Colin Schoonover

President, SEED Foundation
Organizer, Oklahoma High School Ethics Bowl


Steve Swartzer

Associate Director for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University