Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., is executive director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has twenty years of experience as a teacher, professor, headmaster, and college president, and has been involved in a number of education reform initiatives around the country.
Roberts’ love for Lone Star liberty began during his days as a conservative graduate student in Austin. After earning his Ph.D. in American history from The University of Texas, Roberts served as a history professor in New Mexico before starting his own K-12 school, John Paul the Great Academy, in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. Most recently, Roberts served as president of Wyoming Catholic College, which the New York Timesdescribed as being full of “cowboy Catholics” for refusing federal student loans and grants. Both schools led by Roberts have earned regular recognition for being among the top Catholic schools in the nation.
As a scholar of the Constitution, the history of American education, and school reform, Roberts looks forward to applying his experience as a practitioner to the Foundation’s important efforts in all policy areas.
Roberts and his wife, Michelle, have four children, one bird-hunting dog, and a lifelong addiction to fishing.