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Alex Richardson, Ph.D.

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl
   (919) 962-2576
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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.



Delaney Thull, M.A.

Graduate Program Assistant, National High School Ethics Bowl
  (919) 843-5641


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.




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 Moore

Director 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.




Jordan Lifer

Event Coordinator, Parr Center for Ethics


Jordan received a B.A. 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, Ph.D.

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

Roberta Israeloff

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

Emily Knuth

Associate Director, 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

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

Assistant 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, SEED Foundation
Organizer, Oklahoma High School Ethics Bowl

Steven Swartzer, Ph.D.

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.

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

Kristen Fuhs Wells

Executive Director, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics



Jennifer Judd

Team Lead

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!