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Sarah Stroud


207D Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3317

Sarah Stroud joined the Department of Philosophy and the Parr Center 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. She co-edited Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality (OUP, 2003) and the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Juliana Hemela


207 Caldwell Hall
(919) 843-5641

Juliana received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, 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 ‘pod’ in the Undergraduate Fellowship. Her interests lie in the roles of rehabilitation versus incarceration, as well as mental health and prison reforms. She is excited to continue the exploration of ethics with the Parr Center family.


Sally Moore

Director of Undergraduate Programming

207H Caldwell Hall

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. Sally transformed the Parr Center Undergraduate Fellowship and then transitioned into her current role as Director of Undergraduate Programming in 2019. When not in the Parr Center, Sally can be found in the UNC School of Government, completing coursework for the Master in Public Administration program. She will graduate with an MPA and a Graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good in 2023. 

Alex Richardson

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl

207F Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2576

Alex works at the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of education. He 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.



Michael Vazquez

Director of Outreach

207E Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3326
Personal Website

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. At Penn he was awarded the inaugural Provost’s Graduate Academic Engagement Fellowship to design a new Academically Based Community Service course on public philosophy and civic engagement, and to conduct research that involves community problem-solving and service learning. He was also an active member of Penn’s Project for Philosophy for the Young. His research interests include ancient philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of education.

Delaney Thull

Graduate Research Assistant

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.