David Bobb

David Bobb joined the Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) as president in 2013 and has worked for 20 years to build strong civic education programs that engage the hearts and minds of young people. BRI is among the nation’s leading providers of free, open education resources and professional development programs for secondary school teachers of American history and civics. Previously David worked for twelve years at Hillsdale College, where as founding director of the Washington, D.C.-based Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship he created an online Constitution course accessed by millions of Americans. Author of Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue (HarperCollins, 2013), and a chapter on Frederick Douglass in a recent volume (Oxford University Press, 2019), David has written for the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and the New York Post, and is currently writing a book on the future of civics. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Boston College.


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