Greetings! I am 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, $4.6 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation on the existence and nature of character. 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. We have also launched a website devoted to Resources for the Study of Character and another one called the Character Portal. In addition, I am a co-investigator on another Templeton grant whose goal is to develop a smartphone-based character assessment system for schools. I will be working with Edumetrics until 2016.

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, and am currently writing a third book for Oxford on character. Please feel free to visit my blog on character at Psychology Today. Some of my 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.

I am very honored to have been awarded the 2014 Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award, the 2009 Wake Forest University Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2009 Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Research. More details are available here.

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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

Fall 2014 Schedule
Not teaching to write a trade book on character