Kevin Roberts, Ph.D., is executive director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. A lifelong educator, Roberts earned his Ph.D. in American history from The University of Texas, thereafter serving as a history professor, and ultimately starting his own K-12 school, John Paul the Great Academy in Louisiana. He was then hired as president of Wyoming Catholic College, which the New York Times described 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 America’s Founding, Roberts approaches every public policy issue with the desire to increase self-governance and decrease government overreach. Naturally, though he oversees all the Foundation’s policy efforts, he gravitates to initiatives on education reform, improving history and civics instruction, and transparency in government.

An avid outdoorsman, Roberts and his wife have four children and share a deep love for the Texas Hill Country. They are parishioners at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock.