Philip Bigler recently retired as the director of the James Madison Center for Liberty & Learning.  He continues to work to help improve the quality of teaching while advancing academic excellence.  Professor Bigler is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences throughout the nation.

In 1998, Mr. Bigler was selected as the National Teacher of the Year during a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House hosted by then President, Bill Clinton.  A highly acclaimed history teacher for over 30 years, Bigler is widely recognized for his innovative methods, use of technology and commitment to teaching.  He is a sought after keynote speaker and has appeared on numerous television programs including the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, the History Channel, and Nightline.  Bigler is the author of nine books including Teaching History in an Uncivilized World and Scandalous Son: The Elusive Search for Dolley Madison’s Son, John Payne Todd which are now available. Please see the Apple Ridge Publishers website for additional details.

See the CSPAN coverage of  Philip Bigler’s Rose Garden Ceremony  with President Bill Clinton  Also, CSPAN coverage of  Philip Bigler’s remarks  at Hollin’s College in March 1999.