Mr. Eric Coykendall is Director of Operations for the K-12 Education Office. His responsibilities with the Office include new school development, publishing, and program operations. He graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in politics and received an M.A. in American politics and political philosophy from the Claremont Graduate University. He previously served as the director of fellowships for the Claremont Institute, where he oversaw curriculum and management for programs in American politics and political thought. Alongside his professional responsibilities, he is working on a dissertation examining Supreme Court jurisprudence on the free exercise of religion.