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David Bobb is a nationally recognized leader in civic education, having worked for 25 years at the intersection of civic engagement and education reform. Since 2013 he has served as president of the Bill of Rights Institute, one of the nation’s leading providers of free, open education resources and professional learning programs for secondary school teachers of American civics and history. Since 2020 he has played an integral role in the creation and implementation of the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap, a cross-ideological, inquiry-based project that seeks to bring civics and history learning together for K-12 teachers and students. 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 educational resources and programs 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 publications including the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, 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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