Todd is the vice president of public affairs at the NC Rural Center, overseeing and coordinating the work of the Center’s advocacy/policy, communications, events, and research teams.
He previously worked as the director of policy and research at EducationNC, an organization providing nonpartisan education research, data, news, and analysis. Prior to joining EducationNC, he worked at MDC, a Durham-based nonprofit that conducts research and develops programs to promote economic opportunity in the American South.
Todd has been an adjunct instructor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and taught religious studies at Randolph Community College.
He attended Randolph Community College before transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill, where he received his undergraduate degree. He has a master’s in journalism and mass communication from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master’s in theological studies from Duke University.
In his free time, Todd tries to spend as much time as possible with his family. When there is an extra second in the day, he likes to spend it in a good book, on his tractor out in the field, or daydreaming about the biography he is going to write on George Berkeley someday.