Greetings! I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. My work is primarily in contemporary meta-ethics, moral psychology, theory of action, normative theory, and philosophy of religion.

I have completed a three year, $3.67 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation on the existence and nature of character. In the summer of 2011 we received a supplemental grant for this program in the amount of $508,403, and in the fall of 2012 we also received a seperate grant of $417,759 to be able to fund 16 projects in the philosophy and theology competitions. Currently I am heading up a new grant of $968K for 2013 to 2015 called the Developing Character Project. More details can be found at the website for The Character Project. Some of this research was featured in an interview in the online version of the Wake Forest Magazine which is available here, and also is featured on the Big Questions Online website here. We have also launched a website devoted to Resources for the Study of Character and another one called the Character Portal.

Thanks to a Wake Forest Reynolds Leave, I have published two books with Oxford University Press - Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). Please feel free to visit my blog on character at Psychology Today.

I am very honored to have just been awarded the 2014 Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award, selected by the students at Wake Forest University for excellence in bridging the gap between the classroom and student life. I have also received both the 2009 Wake Forest University Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the 2009 Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Research. This is the first time that a faculty member has ever won both prizes in the same year. More details are available here. From 2011-13 I was also the President of the North Carolina Philosophical Society.

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Christian Miller


Email: millerc [at] wfu [dot] edu

Mailing Address
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 7332
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Spring 2014 Schedule
One Section of PHI 111 - Intro
One Section of PHI 360 - Ethics
One Directed Reading Course