Director, National High School Ethics Bowl
Alex Richardson is Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl, headquartered at the University of North Carolina’s Parr Center for Ethics in Chapel Hill. Working at the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, Alex is an award-winning teacher and a strong advocate for public and pre-college philosophy pedagogy. Alex’s philosophical work focuses on the liberal virtue of civility, and its role in the non-ideal politics of democratic societies like our own. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2021.
Graduate Program Assistant, National High School Ethics Bowl
Delaney Thull is a third year Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at UNC Chapel Hill. At the Parr Center for Ethics, she serves as a Graduate Program Assistant for the National High School Ethics Bowl and coaches Carolina’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl teams. Delaney’s research interests include moral and political philosophy. She is currently working on projects about internet troll farms and about the role of anger in our lives. She completed her M.A. in Philosophy at UNC in 2021. Before coming to UNC, she graduated from Princeton University with an A. B. in Philosophy and a certificate in Values and Public Life.
Austin FousheeUndergraduate Program Assistant, National High School Ethics Bowl
Austin is a first-year student at UNC-CH pursuing a degree in Political Science, and hopes to pursue a career in law. 2021-2022 will be his first year with the Parr Center for Ethics. While in high school, Austin started and led his school’s very first Ethics Bowl team. He is looking forward to seeing Ethics Bowl grow even bigger and better than ever!
Sarah Stroud, Ph.D.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, Ph.D.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 MooreDirector of Undergraduate Programming, Parr Center for Ethics
Sally received a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Cognitive Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. Shortly after, she joined the department as the Parr Center’s Administrator. After founding the Center’s Undergraduate Fellowship program, she became Director of Undergraduate Programming in 2019. When not in the Center, Sally can be found in the UNC School of Government, completing coursework for the Public Administration program. She will graduate with her M.P.A. and a Graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good in 2023.
Juliana HemelaAdministrator, Parr Center for Ethics
Juliana received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UNC Chapel Hill in 2021, examining the field of ‘Neurolaw’ at the intersection of philosophy, political science, and neuroscience. She joined the Parr Center her senior year and served on the Carolina Forum for Ethics in the Center’s Undergraduate Fellowship program. Her interests lie in the roles of rehabilitation versus incarceration, as well as mental health and prison reforms. She is excited to continue her exploration of ethics with the Parr Center family.
Team Lead, Pedagogy
Jennifer is a Junior at UNC-CH pursuing a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Philosophy, and working toward a career in dentistry. 2021-2022 will be her second year as a Fellow in the Parr Center for Ethics, and first year as NHSEB Team Lead. She is excited to promote ethical dialogue across the country!
Team Lead, Content
Noah is a Senior at UNC-CH pursuing degrees in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. He hopes to pursue a career in law. 2021-2022 will be his third year as a Fellow in the Parr Center for Ethics, and his first year as NHSEB Team Lead. In the past, he was worked with the Chapel Phil Podcast. Noah looks forward to promoting the spread of Ethics Bowl in North Carolina and beyond!
Caitlin is a junior at UNC-CH majoring in Economics and Public Policy with plans to pursue a career in public sector consulting. This is Caitlin’s third year as a fellow in the Parr Center and first year on the NHSEB team. She is ecstatic to be supporting the Ethics Bowl and its mission this year!
Ann is a Sophomore at UNC-CH pursuing a B.A. in Philosophy with minors in Business and Geographic Information Sciences. She hopes to pursue a career in law following graduation from Carolina. This is Ann’s first year with the Parr Center, and is currently a team member on UNC’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team. Ann is looking forward to sharing what she has learned with high schoolers across the country to continue promoting ethical dialogue!
Danny is a Senior at UNC-CH pursuing degrees in Economics, History, and German. He hopes to pursue a career in law. 2021-2022 will be his second year as a Fellow in the Parr Center for Ethics. He is excited to plan, moderate, and write cases for the upcoming Regional and National High School Ethics Bowls!
Jaida is a Sophomore at UNC-CH pursuing an interdisciplinary degree with a focus in Behavioral Economics and minors in Business and French. She hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy or law. This year is her first with the Parr Center and she’s excited to work on the NHSEB pod to bring ethics to high school students!
Leo is a Senior at UNC-CH pursuing a B.S. in Philosophy, and working toward a Philosophy Ph.D.. 2021-2022 will be his first year as a Fellow in the Parr Center for Ethics. Leo is eager to help facilitate fun, ethical conversations for students across the USA!
Katie is a junior at UNC-CH pursuing a B.A. in English and Philosophy with a minor in Creative Writing. She is currently pre-MAT, hoping to become a high school English teacher and write books. 2021-2022 will be her second year as a Parr Center Fellow. Katie is eager to support young adult engagement in philosophical dialogue!