William Mattox is the Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Education Freedom at the James Madison Institute. In this role, he works with a wide variety of researchers, educators, and policymakers to promote parental rights, education choice, and campus free speech. Over the last three decades, Mattox has * written numerous articles on education-related issues for a number of leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY; * spoken at major education conferences around the country and at international meetings in Prague, Geneva, Dublin, and Rome; * led persuasive writing workshops at Duke, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia, and a number of other major universities; * presented expert testimony on education-related issues before legislative committees in Washington and a number of state capitals; and * written supplemental curriculum guides on civic life, including one which won a national SPNovation Award from the State Policy Network (SPN). In recent years, Mattox has been honored by the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University for his work promoting character development in youth sports, by Yale University’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Program for his essay writing, and by the University of Georgia as the recipient of its Henry Grady Distinguished Alumni Award. He and his wife, Jill, have four adult children, all of whom were educated at home as children.