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Alex Richardson

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl

 

  ethicsbowl@unc.edu
   (919) 962-2576
  Personal Website

 

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.

 

 

 

Rob Willison

Associate 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 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.

 

 

 

Andrew Cullison
Director, Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University

 

Alex Feldt
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Director, Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

 

Roberta Israeloff
Director, Squire Family Foundation
Director, Long Island (NY) 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
Director, South Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

 

Mark Price
Professor, Philosophy, Columbia College
Director, Missouri High School Ethics Bowl

 

Colin Schoonover
President, SEED Foundation
Director, Oklahoma High School Ethics Bowl

 

Kyle Robertson
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

 

Nicolas Tanchuk
Assistant Professor, Education, Iowa State University
Director, Iowa High School Ethics Bowl

Guido Chiriboga

Undergraduate Fellow, Team Lead

 

 

 

Scott Harn

Undergraduate Fellow, Analytics Lead

 

 

 

Spencer Mamo

Undergraduate Fellow

 

 

 

Jonathan Sampson

Undergraduate Fellow

 

 

 

Jacky Wang

Undergraduate Fellow

 

 

 

Gabe Luna

Undergraduate Fellow, Parr Center Work Study Student