I am Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB), headquartered at the University of North Carolina’s Parr Center for Ethics. A philosopher working at the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, I am an award-winning teacher and an advocate for public and pre-college philosophy pedagogy. My research focuses on the virtue of civility and its role in the non-ideal politics of democratic societies like our own. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2021. Prior to my doctoral work, I received my B.A. in Philosophy from the University of West Georgia.