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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

Graduate Fellowship Coordinator

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, 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. Most recently, she received her Master’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from UNC-Chapel Hill in Spring 2023.

Alex Richardson

Director, National High School Ethics Bowl

207F Caldwell Hall
(919) 480-8811

Alex Richardson has been Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl since 2019. A philosopher working at the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, Alex is an award-winning teacher and an advocate for public and pre-college philosophy pedagogy. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2021, where he wrote a dissertation on the liberal virtue of civility and its role in the non-ideal politics of democratic societies like our own. In addition to his work at the Parr Center, Alex teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Elon University. Alex also serves on Boards of Directors for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and Ethics Bowl Canada, as well as on the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy.

Michael Vazquez

Director, Outreach

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


Michael received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020 and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. His research centers on Ancient Greek & Roman philosophy. He also has research and teaching interests in democratic theory, ethics, logic, and philosophy of education. Michael is committed to forging lasting, democratic, and collaborative partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages. You can find a copy of Michael’s CV here. You can learn more about Michael’s community engagement and public philosophy efforts here.

Will Kanwischer

Graduate Assistant, 2023-2024

107A Caldwell Hall



William (Will) Kanwischer is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at UNC Chapel Hill and the Graduate Assistant at the Parr Center for Ethics. Will’s primary philosophical interests are in ethics and the history of philosophy. Recently, his work has focused on the possibility of moral obligations to dead people. At the Parr Center, Will assists with the National High School Ethics Bowl program and serves as project lead for the NHSEBBridge initiative, which seeks to bring public philosophy to under-resourced schools in North Carolina and around the United States.